With just four rules, this simple but elegant game is easy to learn, and each full game of Pylos takes only 10 or 20 minutes to complete. But its simplicity is deceptive. The game--recognized by Games Magazine's Top 100, Mensa's Top Five Best Games, the Parents' Choice Gold Awards, and France's Oscar du Jouet and As d'Or--falls into that "minutes to learn, a lifetime to master" family of games, like chess or Go. Players stack 1-inch-wide wooden balls (light and dark) on a 9-by-9-inch board to form a pyramid, and whoever places the top ball wins. Saving a ball for this last move is the goal. Do you position a new ball on the board, position a new ball to block the opponent, or move a played ball to a new location? Pylos offers 2 levels of play. 2 players. Recommmended for ages 8+.