TAKE-BACK-TOE is a simple abstract game for two players, with roots in mancala and backgammon. It was designed as an entry for Daniel Solis’ “Thousand Year Game Design Challenge,” which it won!

Each board has been formatted to fit a 9″ x 7.5″ mouse pad, so feel free to upload the graphics to your favorite custom mouse pad printer.

A four by three board of dark blue squares over a lighter blue background.

A four by three grid of golden flowers on a green background.

If you have a great idea for a variant of the game, or want to make art for a different version of the board, let us know!

A grid of gold flowers on green behind a red die and a golden "1K" seal.

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