Good Design in a... Game? Pentago

Good Design in a... Game? Pentago

Regina Yunghans
Jan 10, 2008

Good design where you least expect it. We love playing board games and were delighted by the design and strategy found in Pentago, a Christmas gift we received. The game is a Swedish classic and is all about one-on-one strategy. The board itself, made of natural wood and black and white glass, is handsome enough to leave out on a coffee table as a conversation piece. When someone asks about it, corner them into a game...

Says the box:

Sweden is a nation that is very clever and enjoys a sense of simplicity. Thus it's not suprising that the Swedes would create a game that is so simple and stylistic, yet very smart and deep with strategy and logic. The design's so nice that the Scandinavian Design Center sells the game.

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