On behalf of Solve It!, we would like to thank you for being loyal customers to our business over the years. Due to a San Francisco Public Health Order, our Pier 39 location is closed through May 1, 2020 or until further notice.
In the meantime, we remain open online and will continue to take and fulfill orders made through our website. As a thank you for your continued support during this time we are giving anyone who makes a purchase from our website an automatic 20% off any purchase!
We very much look forward to reopening our doors at Pier 39 soon and wish the best of health to you and your family! - Yelena
Chinese chess called also Xiangqi, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China and has a long history from 9th century. Chinese chess is in the same family as Western chess, Chaturanga, Shogi and Janggi. The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy's general (king). The rule prohibiting the generals (similar to chess kings) from facing each other directly, and the river and palace board features, which restrict the movement of some pieces; and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares.
The Gentle Tower game made from our beautiful Monkey Pod wood from Thailand.
Players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower constructed of 54 blocks. Each block removed is then placed on top of the tower, creating a progressively taller and more unstable structure. The player before the person who knocks over the tower wins. Same rules as the classic Jenga.
A strategy board game which can be played by two, three, four, or six people, playing individually or with partners. The game is a modern and simplified variation of the game Halma.( invented in Germany in 1892) The rules are simple, so even young children can play
The classic stacking game can be played in 2 variations:
1. Classic- without taking in consideration the colored pieces.
2. When a color direct your move.
Each turn a player rolls the colored die and then must remove a piece of the color shown.
This game uses standard Jenga rules. Once a piece is removed it is placed on top of the stack. Pieces may only be removed from the top of the stack once there are at least 3 full rows completed over them. The game is over when the tower falls.
Master Mind - Wooden Game
A game for 2 players.
* A decoding board, with a shield at one end covering a row of four large holes, and five additional rows containing four large holes next to a set of four small holes;
* Code pegs of six different colors, with round heads, which will be placed in the large holes on the board; and
* Key pegs, colored black and white, they will be placed in the small holes on the board.
One player becomes the code maker, the other the codebreaker. The codemaker chooses a pattern of five code pegs. Duplicates are allowed, so the player could even choose five code pegs of the same color. The chosen pattern is placed in the five holes covered by the shield, visible to the codemaker but not to the codebreaker.
The codebreaker tries to guess the pattern, in both order and color, within five turns. Each guess is made by placing a row of code pegs on the decoding board. Once placed, the codemaker provides feedback by placing a:
White peg for A HIT = The Codebreaker guessed the right color but not in the right place.
Black peg for A SHOT = The Codebreaker guessed the right color in the right place.
Once feedback is provided, another guess is made; guesses and feedback continue to alternate until either the codebreaker guesses correctly, or twelve (or ten, or eight) incorrect guesses are made.
The codemaker gets one point for each guess a codebreaker makes. An extra point is earned by the codemaker if the codebreaker doesn't guess the pattern exactly in the last guess. The winner is the one who has the most points after the agreed-upon number of games is played.