Lukeing_goodThe goal of Uptown is to place your colored tiles in such a way that at the end of the game, they're connected in as few groups as possible. A group is a collection of tiles which are all touching at least one other member of the group on at least one side (touching edge to edge, not just on a corner). Note: The NUMBER of groups is important, not the SIZE of the groups.1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment000
Lukeing_goodBelow the board you can see the five tiles that are in your rack and available to place2uptown_player_hand_self_item_26000uptown_player_hand_self_item_3 1 uptown_player_hand_self_item_8 1 uptown_player_hand_self_item_9 1 uptown_player_hand_self_item_17 1 uptown_player_hand_self_item_26 1
Lukeing_goodLet's try to place a tile3uptown_player_hand_self_item_9010uptown_square_23 18 uptown_player_hand_self_item_9 17
Lukeing_goodNotice that we have -1 points now. This indicates the number of groups we have. Remember, we should reduce the number of groups we have to win. Best to have only one group of tiles.1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment614ca504eff2700player_score_86855328 6
Lukeing_goodTo be a legal move, the tile you're playing must match the board space where you're trying to place it. You can only place tiles with a letter on them (A-I) in the row with a matching label.
Let's place a letter tile.1uptown_player_hand_self_item_17614ccb5e7288610uptown_square_14 18 uptown_player_hand_self_item_17 17
Lukeing_goodLet's place another letter tile.1uptown_player_hand_self_item_18614dbdc7a988a10uptown_square_5 18 uptown_player_hand_self_item_18 17
Lukeing_goodSince we have no tiles that we can connect to our existing group, a new group can be created.1uptown_player_hand_self_item_8614de5079198e10uptown_square_41 18 uptown_player_hand_self_item_8 17
Lukeing_goodNotice that we have -2 points now, since we have 2 groups of tiles1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment614de55d791b000player_score_86855328 6
Lukeing_goodIf you wish to place a tile on a square where an opponent has already placed one of their tiles, you may do so. However, you may not split an opponent's tiles into more groups than they already had. You may also never capture one of your own tiles.
Let's try capturing one1uptown_player_hand_self_item_3614de693da83f10uptown_square_50 18 uptown_player_hand_self_item_3 17
Lukeing_goodYou can see any tiles that your opponents have captured displayed below their names. Tiles that you have captured appear below your rack of tiles - a captured tile cannot be played. At the end of the game, if two or more players have the same number of groups, the player with fewest captured tiles wins.1uptown_player_captured_self_item_1614df3189feb300uptown_player_captured_self_item_1 6
Lukeing_goodWe can play a symbol tile this time. It can be played in the area of the board with its matching symbol on it.1uptown_player_hand_self_item_4614df4cb7a52410uptown_square_60 18 uptown_player_hand_self_item_4 17
Lukeing_goodYou can only place tiles with a number (1-9) in the matching number column. Let's try it!1uptown_player_hand_self_item_20614e0eb29f7f710uptown_square_32 18 uptown_player_hand_self_item_20 17
Lukeing_goodYour supply of tiles includes one tile of each letter, number, and symbol as well as a single dollar sign ($) tile. The $ tile can be played anywhere like a wild card (considering the capturing rules).1uptown_player_hand_self_item_22614e92b53ace100uptown_player_hand_self_item_26 1 uptown_player_hand_self_item_24 1 uptown_player_hand_self_item_6 1 uptown_player_hand_self_item_7 1 uptown_player_hand_self_item_22 1
Lukeing_goodThe game ends when each player has DRAWN (not played) all of their tiles and each player has taken a final turn (each player will have four un-played tiles). You can see how many tiles are left for you and your opponents to draw by looking at the number in the user information area in the top right corner of the page. In this case, 16 more tiles are left to be drawn.1archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment614f2a846ca0900player_score_86855328 6
Lukeing_goodBGA counts each distinct set of 1 or more tiles as 1 NEGATIVE point, the closer your score is to 0 (and the fewer captures you've made) the better you are doing! If 2 or more players have the same score, the player with the fewest captures wins. If 2 or more players have the same score AND the same number of captures, enjoy the win together - or enjoy a playoff game!2archivecontrol_editmode_centercomment614f2a846ca0900player_score_86855328 6 player_board_86220361 6 player_board_84919659 6
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