COGZ (2015) Gameplay 2–6 Players Community: 2–5 — Best: none 30 Min Playing Time Age: 8+ Designer: Wesley Lamont Artist :Wesley Lamont Publisher :RAEZ Description : COGZ is a mad scientist strategy board game set in the steampunk era, where someone has broken the mad professor’s chromatic...
Gameplay 2–6 Players
Community: 2–5 — Best: none
30 Min Playing Time
Designer: Wesley Lamont
Artist :Wesley Lamont
COGZ is a mad scientist strategy board game set in the steampunk era, where someone has broken the mad professor’s chromatic cogtraption!
You are a cognizant cogineer trying to repair the broken cogtraption before the professor returns. The other cogineers all seem to think they have the superior cognition needed to rebuild the chromatic device. It’s time to prove you are the true cogineer genius!
Hurry! You recognise there isn’t much time to do this incognito before the professor returns with his cog-nac…
How to Play
Cogineers are all swapping segments of the broken cogtraption to repair it. As long as the segment is different, cogineers gain cognition (game points) for doing so. When a mechanism is repaired fully it can no longer be modified by the other cogineers who all have their own agenda for repairs. There is bonus cognition and bonus turns to be awarded for clever repairs as well.
COGZ is a very simple game though it hides a huge amount of strategic depth which is normally discovered as cogineers gain experience. The best way to learn the game is to play the game. You can download the latest rules from the website (http://cogz.raez.net) and if you signup to the Newsletter you can also get the download link for the print and play version.
Game Play Features
△ Mensa Endorsed - COGZ has been tested by Mensa Members from a number of countries and has been endorsed by the High IQ Society Mensa.
△ Colour Blind Accessible - COGZ has been heavily tested with Colour Blind people with various visual impairments and optimised to be accessible to the common colour blind limitations.
△ Variants Included
COGZ included a book of variants. Tournaments, Team play, Different board layouts, 3D board setups and increase player range from 1-12 players.△ Free Shipping - COGZ has free shipping to any international destination. It will also include VAT in Europe and GST in Australia.
△ Multiple Languages - COGZ has been translated into multiple languages. The latest rules can be downloaded from the website download section when they are complete.
△ Play Tested - COGZ has been play tested for almost 3 years and the game play has been repeatedly improved.
△ Wide Age - Both kids and adults can play COGZ and learn new skills and strategies as they progress.
△ Wide Skill - COGZ can be played very lightly right through to intense strategic planning.
△ Improve IQ - The more you play COGZ the better your pattern matching, planning and strategy will become.
△ Modular - The broken cogtraption is constructed from the Cog Tiles and provides infinite variations.
△ Elegant - The COGZ rules have been refined repeatedly to be as polished as a nice brass cog.
△ Competitive - In 2 or 3 players, COGZ can be incredibly strategic. COGZ Tournament variant is included.
△ Casual - In higher numbers of players (5 and 6), COGZ is more casual and social fun.
△ Simple - There are numerous layers of strategy in COGZ making it simple to learn but hard to master.
Game Component Features
△ 1200dpi graphics
△ thick cardboard
△ linen finish on all components
△ cotton drawstring bag
△ foil logo printing on Drawstring bag
△ solid brass game gadget interscrews
△ game gadget functional gear mechanisms
COGZ will be available primarily via the RAEZ Shop shop.RAEZ.net and your favourite retail store.