Ages 7-107! The puzzle is to remove the virus from the system. Well, actually to be more specific it’s to move the red virus piece from the game grid.
The booklet shows 5 levels of puzzles from Starter, Junior, Expert, Master right up to Wizard. There is an opening in the game board where the red virus piece must be moved to complete the puzzle.
Mutation – Anti-virus is a sliding puzzle game with a new twist. Tiles that only slide diagonally and can move in groups! Once you “catch the bug” it’s hard to put this game down.
This is a compact version of the bigger Anti-Virus puzzle designed for Smart Games by the prolific Dutch puzzle designer Oskar van Deventer. Unlike the famous Rush Hour puzzle, the board is a diamond shaped 5×5 grid. Each piece is also an odd shape unlike the uniform rectangular cars in Rush Hour. They consist of two or three blobs connected to form each piece.
Playing this game is a very tactile experience. The puzzle involves sliding pieces around on the game board either vertically or horizontally. No diagonal movements are allowed. Mostly pieces are moved one at a time but in some of the harder challenges, you need to move pieces as a group. The tile pieces are moulded such that they ‘fit’ your fingers very well. They also fit the game board which is moulded so the pieces fit exactly and force the diagonal moves. A quite addictive puzzle once you start playing.
Included in pack:
> Puzzle board with a lid which is handy for holidays and travel
> 6 colourful pieces and 3 single white static pieces that are never moved in the puzzle. Their position is given in each challenge they are used in.
> Separate pamphlet with game rules.
> Booklet with 60 challenges & solutions.
Put your immune system to work and get rid of the virus before it can multiply itself.
Puzzle board size: 145mm x 145mm x 20mm