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Post by Een » 31 October 2019, 14:28


From the rhinoceros and the elephant, which one is the strongest? This question has been hotly debated since the dawn of mankind. Now, you get to pick a side! Siam, a game from Didier Dhorbait published by Ferti Games, is now available on Board Game Arena.

Play it now!

In Siam, rhinoceros and elephants are competing to be the first to push a rock out of the board. An elephant or a rhinoceros can push a rock, but you need two animals pushing in the same direction to push two aligned rocks. An animal can push another animal too, except if the other animal is pushing in the opposite direction. And finally, an animal can push a whole line with multiple rocks and animals, if opposite forces don't cancel his effort. So you will have to be very mindful of the direction in which every animal is pushing, which is indicated by an arrow above the animal.

On your turn, you can do one of the following actions:
  • place one of your animals on the board (on one of the border cells)
  • remove one of your animals from the board (if it is on one of the border cells)
  • move one of your animals, then choose the direction it is facing
  • stay in place and change the direction one of your animals is facing without moving it
  • or push! Either with an animal already on the board, or with an animal outside of the board, pushing while entering the board.
This simple set of rules creates a lot of possibilities. You'll be really surprised to see how often a situation seems hopeless, and still, one push done the right way will change everything! Siam is a clever and elegant game, with a fun theme, and beautiful illustrations by Biboun. We like it a lot, as well as the other games from the colourful Sugoï series created by Ferti Games:


We would like to thank Ferti Games for their authorization to create an adaptation of Siam on Board Game Arena, and the designer Didier Dhorbait for helping us playtest the game!

So, from the rhinoceros and the elephant, who do you think is the strongest? :D

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Re: Siam

Post by NeonMika » 31 October 2019, 15:56

Don't know the game, but it sounds fun, I will give it a try for sure!
Thanks for the nice addition :)

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Re: Siam

Post by Sabbie » 31 October 2019, 17:22

woaahhh!! this game looks so cute and good!! ^^ thanks for the adaptation :)

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Re: Siam

Post by Flamboozled » 05 November 2019, 20:25

Had a game the other night and really enjoyed it. Quick and simple.

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Re: Siam

Post by T72on1 » 06 November 2019, 08:10

Looks cute and fun. Entirely my cup of tea. I'll have to try it out soon.

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Re: Siam

Post by Solinete » 08 November 2019, 10:10

Thanks for the game, I will grab a physical copy and I hope BGA could bring Yokai no Mori (I have it) and Sensei (I want to try).

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Re: Siam

Post by Nettflikks » 10 November 2019, 20:34

Have a played a few rounds of Siam and love it! Didn't know of this game before. Really cool how the application of a light theme (animals! rocks!) can make an abstract strategy game delightful as well as seriously thinky.

The turn-or-move mechanic reminds me a bit of Ploy, whose trademark-skirting Spockish cover I can't get enough of. Will definitely add to my wishlist. The pieces in some editions look really cool but I have to give it to the cookie version: ... 204715.jpg

Still learning strategy, but it's accessible and quick enough to keep me coming back.

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Re: Siam

Post by Fnoffen » 14 November 2019, 08:49

To answer the question of which I think is stronger:

By sheer number of pounds/kilograms in a straight lift I'd have to say the Elephant would win.
In a contest of weight lifted per weight of animal, however, I think the Rhino would win.



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