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Posted: 5 days ago, last updated yesterday.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Tsuro is a strategic tile-laying traversal game where the goal is to keep your piece on the board longer than anyone else. You play by adding intricate winding Path tiles to a board to move pieces along the path that you create. It is a game of cat and mouse, where you use the tangled paths to force your opponents on to a route that takes them off the board whilst avoiding the same happening to you.

You start by shuffling the Path cards, which contain a variety of twisting paths and placing them in a face-down pile. Each player then takes turns to position their piece at the edge of the board. During each turn, you place a tile next to your piece extending (and connecting) paths. You then must move all pieces to the end of any new paths created or extended. The goal is to keep your token on the board longer than anyone else's.

As you play, the board fills up and you encounter paths created by other players, which unless you are careful will lead your piece to the edge of the board and out of the game. You have to rotate the tiles to create a path that keeps you in play, whilst leading to your opponents downfall.

What starts as a simple tile-laying game, quickly becomes a strategic battle for space, as you compete to trap each other, whilst creating enough space for you to survive. Place a tile in the wrong space or in the wrong orientation and your cunning plan of attack quickly becomes your own downfall.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 6-12 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2005

Genres: Puzzle, Strategy and Traversal

Pieces: Board, Figures and Placeables

Developer: Calliope Games (@CalliopeGames)

Players: 2-8



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Learn to Play: This takes 5 minutes to learn. Learning tile placement and turns is quick, but understanding tactics and implications takes a little longer.
When you first play:
  • Play with two players to give you more space to work with.
  • Let players test out different tiles and implications in a range of scenarios.

Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 to 8 players in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

6-12 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


No cost data.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Tsuro Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@CalliopeGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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