Deflexion – Playing with Lasers
This is a really original idea for a game IMO. It’s called Deflexion and is a board game unlike any other that I’ve seen.
Like all the best games the rules are very simple and quick to learn but will take an age to master. The aim of the game is to be the first player to shoot your opponents pharaoh with your grade II laser but as you can’t move or aim your laser you need to do a bit laser dancing and bouncing.
In the Deflexion game, each player has an assortment of djeds, pyramids and obelisks. These pieces either reflect the laser beam or block it (or both depending on which side is hit). If a piece blocks the beam it is classed as destroyed and removed from the board. Each player takes it in turn to move or rotate one of their pieces, after their move they can fire their laser to see what it now hits.
So the aim of the game is to position your pieces in such a way that when your laser is fired it is bounced (well reflected) around and ends up vaporizing you opponent’s pharaoh. Whilst you’re positioning your pieces your opponent will be doing the same so you need to think defence as well as offence. It’s also possible to vaporize your own pharaoh and pieces if you don’t watch what you’re doing.
You can find further info and instructions and buy the game online at ThinkGeek
Whilst looking for other laser board games I found a Laser Chess game that was made as a college project. The pictures of it look really cool just a shame you can’t buy it it in the shops.
[Deflexion found via BoingBoing and Wired]