Board Game
2-8 Players
About 15 Minutes
Grade 2 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Tsuro is a fantastic game that challenges players to think on their feet while also strategizing a turn or two ahead. The winding paths provide players plenty of opportunities to practice visualization and improve spatial perception skills.

Game Overview

Tsuro consists of tiles with twisting lines on them, a 6x6 grid on which to lay these tiles and a token for each player. Each player has a hand of tiles. On your turn you do two things: place a tile from your hand onto the board next to your token and move your token as far as it can go along the line it is currently on, until it is stopped by an empty space with no tile in (yet), the edge of the board or colliding with another player's token. If your token reaches the edge of the board or collides with another player's token, you are out of the game. The aim of the game is to be the last player left with a token on the board. Strategy therefore consists of trying to drive your opponents either into each other or off the board whilst extending your own route in directions that will make it difficult for your opponents to do the same.

  • Risk Management Risk Management
    Players must identify, evaluate, and prioritize options to reduce the impact of unfortunate events or risks.
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
    Strengthens a player’s understanding of the spatial relationships with the objects in their environment as well as themselves.
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
    Encourages players to develop a process or long-term strategy for accomplishing a goal.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Responsiveness Responsiveness
    Rewards a player’s physical or mental reaction time.
  • Concentration Concentration
    Encourages a player to focus their attention or efforts on a task.
  • Problem Solving Problem Solving
    Reward players for finding solutions to simple or complex problems.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): Tom McMurchie
  • Published: 2005
  • Game Length: About 15 Minutes
  • Players: 2-8 Players
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