Winner of a Learningâ Magazine 2007 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Family
Winner of A Parents’ Choice 2005 Silver Honor Award
New strategy game for 2-4 players ages 6 to adult
Exciting to play
Rules are extremely easy to learn and follow
Family and party fun
There’s a winner in every round
Build the playing field for every game:
n Use your imagination to create a new elegant design
n Engage your strategic thinking to come up with a winning layout
n Throw together a quick random design for surprising twists in the game
n Build a new field every time or continue using the same one to perfect your winning strategy
Chase and capture your opponents in 3D
Trap them by eliminating pieces of the playing field
n Infinifield® has won Learningâ Magazine 2007 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Family.
n Chicago Tribune has included Infinifield® in its 20 Cool Board Games list.
n Infinifield® has been named a Parents’ Choice 2005 Silver Honor Award Winner. This award is issued by the Parents’ Choice Foundation, a nonprofit consumer guide to children’s products.
n Infinifield Math Contest has officially ended. The winner is Mr. Chris Lynd. Click here for details and to download possible 8x8 board layouts proposed by one of the contestants.
Infinifield® is a new strategy board game, designed for 2 to 4 players, ages 6 to adult. It breaks away from traditional games with a fixed board layout and takes the playing field to the 3rd dimension. The players design the board for every round themselves, and change it throughout the game. We suspect that you can play Infinifield® your whole life and never repeat the same layout. Some volunteers have already begun a life-long study to prove this point.
The rules are incredibly easy to learn and follow. Yet, the game challenges and entertains the most knowledgeable professors just as well as young children. A better player can devise a clever strategy and beat the opponents and there is a winner in every round. We have tested Infinifield® on players of different education levels and age groups and assure you that no professors have been harmed in these experiments, though they didn’t consistently win. Click here to open the English version of the rules in PDF format. If necessary, you can download a free reader for this file format from www.adobe.com.
A new variation of the rules has been proposed by Mr. Tim Schulz. We have posted it here with his permission. We strongly believe in the freedom of our players to alter the rules any way they see fit. After all, we are trying to stimulate imagination with this game. But we recommend using the official rules for any tournaments or competitions. Also stick to the official version when players cannot agree on how to modify the rules and are about to start throwing Infinifield blocks at each other. We wouldn’t want that to happen for liability reasons. The blocks are made of sturdy and durable plastic and may be harmful if used as projectiles.
The game stimulates your logical mind and creativity. We believe that it improves your logic, and maybe even helps to grow new brain cells, but without clear independently confirmed scientific evidence we cannot make this claim seriously. We know for sure that you will have a lot of fun! Play Infinifield® with your family, friends, and neighbors, or entertain guests at a party. It provides countless possibilities for your imagination as well as strategic thinking.
High-quality blocks included in the game set are
made from FDA-grade plastic, made in the
As you become an expert player, we encourage you to organize a local Infinifield® club and hold competitions. We are developing a program to support such local clubs. Free game sets, modest gifts, recognition on our Web site, and other perks to club presidents and Infinifield® champions are being considered, so start today! It only takes a few folks to organize a club.
Ever since we designed the game, we have been trying to estimate the number of possible strategically different Infinifield® board layouts. It was easy to call the game “Infinifield”, implying an infinite number of possibilities, but it turned out to be much harder to calculate the actual number. If you approach this task as an artist, then there is truly an infinite number of possible layouts. You may turn blocks in countless ways, striving for a perfect composition. But if you find inner beauty in quadratic equations and logarithmic formulas, then you quickly realize that various layouts that appear different, may be strategically identical. For example, you may turn some blocks at a different angle, but as long as their connections are the same, the strategy will be unchanged. Since we were too lazy to estimate the number of Infinifield board layouts ourselves, we passed this task on to our players by announcing a math contest. We have received several wonderful submissions.
The winner of the math contest is Mr. Chris Lynd, a math teacher and a strategy game enthusiast
Mr. Oriel Maxime from
Each horizontal or vertical line of identical letters corresponds to one block. Letters A through H are used for white blocks, I-P are used for double length yellow blocks, Q-V correspond to quadruple length red blocks, and W and X denote long blue blocks.
We also thank Kirben and Rik Smoody for presenting their estimates.
Our contestants have focused on two layout types: 1x64 and 8x8. But there are numerous other 2D and 3D layouts, and even 8x8 hasn’t been fully solved. Try cracking this puzzle and send us your results. We will give recognition on our web site and award free Infinifield® sets at our discretion to those who provide reliable calculations for any previously unsolved layout type.
· "Neat new strategy game - creating the game board for each round is 1/2 the fun!" -- Smart Toys page on the HoagiesGifted web site: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/smart_toys.htm.
"A brilliant new
strategy game" – December 2004 issue of the Gifted Resources Newsletter (based
· “*Very* cool and highly recommended.” -- Karen Watterson's blog: http://www.vb-helper.com/karens_weekly_diversions.html.
· I love the game - my daughter and I played it a few times (we discovered that for a 6 year old, it is best to play on the flat board model that you provide in the instructions) and we both had a great time. I look forward to playing with adults and creating more complex boards. I am extremely impressed with everything about it, in particular with how the rules are simple, but it can be played by people of different ages and intellectual levels. For example, I can imagine my daughter quickly adapting to be able to play more complex games. -- Dr. Berry
Got it today. What a
clever game! It looks like a lot of fun.
I'm thinking of getting more for some of my nieces and nephews. –
Thank you for the game
Infinifield. It is a lot of fun. Mom and I played it for 10 minutes, then mom said I had to go to bed. But I really liked it. I
will play it tomorrow. --
Infinifield reminded me
of a combination of WFF in Proof (the intellectual challenge)/15 (sliding
numbers into order game)/dominos (the neat tactile feeling of the blocks), and
perhaps even Legos (the 3-D aspect). --
Our sets of Infinifield arrived a couple of days ago and already we have played with
two different friends and I am most impressed! We had a lot of fun with it and
it was very satisfying I can see it would be excellent for using as math manipulatives for fractions, etc and I like the idea on the
website about working out the number of possible layouts. -- Players in
The kids are adamant -
this game is a keeper. --
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Developing and bringing this game to the market has been a family project for the founders of Infinifield, Inc., with contributions from members of three different generations. We hope that Infinifield® will bring your family closer together as well. We are committed to helping others and will donate free products to retirement homes, schools, and libraries, as our production capacity allows.
We have donated 25% of our sales amount at the
CHITAG expo to the hurricane Katrina victims through the Red Cross. We have
also donated our products to various charities and causes (in no particular
order): a New Orleans family misplaced by the hurricane, libraries, teachers
attending CHITAG, Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education, a missionary
school in South Korea, an