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Latice Board Game

Latice Game Rules

How To Play Latice (Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
20 MIN


Latice takes three minutes to learn how to play, 20 minutes to play the game but a lifetime to master. That is at least what the manufacturer says. It is a fun family game that can involve even kids as young as six years old. There is also plenty of strategy in this game once you get a hang of it.

Latice is a matching game where you try to tiles by shape or color. With the addition of special tiles and moves, it sure opens up the possibility to take advantage of special combinations giving you and upper hand on your opponent. Latice is fun, quick and great for almost everyone. Give this new board game a try at your next get together. Don't forget the rules and instructions below in case you get into a bind while playing.


  • Inside Your Latice Box You'll See 84 Tiles
  • A Game Board
  • 4 Tile Racks
  • 32 Acrylic Stones
  • Official Latice Game Rules And Instructions


How to Win
Be the first person to get rid of all your tiles and you will be the Latice champion.
How to Win


Please keep in mind that the official Latice rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging.


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Human Question:
Which game starts with the same letter as Mancala?

Chess, Uno, Monopoly, Ticket To Ride, Rummycube, Battleship


Question: On a regular move, the rules state: "On your turn you add one tile to the board next to an existing tile, matching all adjacent (not diagonal) tiles based on either color or shape." I think the intent of that rule is that the minimum requirement for matching is that either color or shape as a match will suffice as a legal move. Because there are more than one of each tile, there will be times when so you could put down a tile that matches an adjacent tile both in color and in shape. The rule would be clearer if it stated "matching all adjacent tiles in at least one respect, either color or shape." That makes sense in the logic of the game, which involves making blocks of matching tiles, not strings of tiles. On the other hand, if the intent is to preclude placing a tile that matches both in color or shape, that would make the game too difficult, in my view. Unlike Quarkle, for example, you are not rewarded in Latice by stringing together a line of six tiles without replicating a tile in both color and shape. "And the Latice rule itself does not expressly so provide. If matching in both color and shape is prohibited, the rule would need to say "matching all adjacent tiles based on either color or shape but not both." Further, if double matching were prohibited, then why is there not a diagram shown precluding that, since the scenario will definitely arise? I think you might consider clarifying the rule; this disagreement has almost ruined the game for friends of mine!!
Kate says:

I just saw this game on amazon as a new board game that is just getting launched. For once I can introduce the next new hot game to my girl friends. I checked out the game rules to see if I thought they'd like it and is sounds awesome! I'm excited to actually get to play this one.
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