11 May 2017 NMBR 9

Announcing NMBR 9

Z-Man Games is thrilled to announce NMBR 9, a puzzling game of number stacking for one to four players.

In NMBR 9, players attempt to score the most points by creating their own displays of uniquely shaped number tiles. The higher a tile is in the display, the more points it’s worth. But you’ll need to plan ahead and carefully place your tiles if you want to score big points. Visualize your future moves to reach higher levels and solve this intriguing puzzle.

Fitting Things Together

With just a deck of cards and a pack of number tiles, NMBR 9 presents a unique and varying challenge every time you play. At the beginning of each round, a number card is drawn from the top of the deck, indicating the number tile players must add to their display that round. From there, it’s up to you to decide where that tile is placed in your display.

There are many factors to consider when placing a tile. Each of the ten types of number tiles cover a different amount of space, which must be taken into account when deciding where it will go. What’s more, players must adhere to a basic set of rules when placing them. Tiles on the same level must share an edge, and a tile on level one or higher must overlap two or more tiles on the level directly beneath it. Most importantly, once a tile is placed, it cannot be moved. Choose where to place your tiles carefully while keeping an eye towards future scoring opportunities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Pieces of the Puzzle

The ultimate goal of NMBR 9 is to place tiles higher and higher in your display. On top of that, tiles with a higher number are more valuable the higher they are. At the end of the game, each tile is worth points equal to its number multiplied by its level. An eight on level two, for example, is worth a whopping sixteen points.

The key to success in NMBR 9, then, is not just stacking your tiles, but trying to get larger numbers as far up your display as possible. With this in mind, placing each tile becomes an intriguing proposition. Do you sacrifice points in favor of building a foundation for future tiles? Or do you go for quick points and leave little room on the higher levels?

No matter what you choose, the game gives you more information as it progresses. With only twenty number cards in the deck – two for each number zero through nine – you can better predict what cards are coming the deeper you get into the game. Adapt your plans to each new situation and use the new information you get each turn to your advantage to create the best display possible.

What’s Your Number?

Featuring simple rules and a large amount of variability, NMBR 9 presents an intriguing puzzle that can be enjoyed alone or as a group. Compete against your friends to see who can score the most points or go for your personal high score.

Put the pieces together and go for the big score in NMBR 9, coming soon!

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