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Race against other players to fill in your side of the pyramid before someone turns it, fills it, or reigns supreme!
Race against other players to fill in your side of the pyramid before someone turns it, fills it, or reigns supreme!
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Freakin' Fractals is a 2-4 player tabletop game where players race to be the first to fill in their side of the pyramid with all the same colored fractals!  The pyramid can unexpectedly be turned.  Or pieces can be stolen.  Or cards can be taken.  Frustrating fun!

A fractal is a never ending pattern that repeats itself at different scales. Natural fractals include branching patterns like trees, river networks, lightning bolts and spiral patterns can be seen in seashells, hurricanes and galaxies. Mathematical fractals are formed by calculating a simple equation an infinite amount of times, feeding the answer back into the original equation. A very popular example being the Mandelbrot set and the Sierpinski triangle (pictured below).

  • Your very own Sierpinski pyramid!
  • 12 small fractal pieces (4 of each color)
  • 1 large 'MEGA' fractal piece
  • 48 hexagonal cards
  • 1 rule book

Set Up

Each player gets one TAKE OR STEAL THE LARGE FRACTAL card.  Throw the rest of the cards onto the table and mix them up.  After sufficient randomizing has occurred, each player should draw four cards.  All remaining cards go into the draw pile.

Youngest player starts the game play, of course.   Try to fill in your side with the same colored fractals, before the pyramid is turned.  When the pyramid in turned, whatever color is facing you is your new side.  After you play one card from your hand, place that card in the discard pile and draw a new card; you should always have FIVE cards.  The game continues clockwise.  If the draw pile runs out, shuffle the discard pile and it becomes the draw pile.

Winning The Game

First player to fill in a side of the fractal with all the same color, and then place the LARGE fractal in his or her side, and exclaim "FREAKIN’ FRACTALS" wins!  The large 'mega' fractal must be placed after the other three same colors on that side.  For a longer game, decide the first player who wins three games is the ultimate champion.

Fill in a Fractal

Once you place a color in a side, only that color can be used to finish filling in that side (ie: There will be a green side, a blue side, a red side and a orange side).  This card can also be used to fill in the LARGE WHITE fractal once all the other fractals on that side have been filled in. The large fractal may only be placed into the pyramid once all other fractals of the same color have been placed.

Take or Steal the Large 'MEGA' Fractal

Take the large fractal.  After this card is played, no one may take the large fractal for ONE turn.

Take or Steal a [Blue, Green Orange, Red] Fractal

While stealing in general is frowned upon, you can either take an unclaimed fractal from the pile OR you can steal a fractal from someone else. 

Twist the Pyramid Clockwise or Counter Clockwise

This could go either way for you, depending on who has how many fractals filled in. The side facing you becomes your new side. 

Trade a Card

Luck of the trade.  You don’t get to look at the other player’s card before choosing.  Blindly draw from another’s hand, and then they draw a card from the draw pile.

Drawing A New Hand (This is not a card, just an option)

Players may forfeit their turn to discard all their cards and draw five new ones.

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 About Fractals

If you’re interested in learning more about fractals, take a look at the www.fractalfoundation.org. The site has some really interesting reads about the wonderful world of mathematics and even has some interactive fractals to play around with.

About the Game Designer 

Weston Bell-Geddes makes lots of virtual reality games which can be found on Steam and Viveport.  Weston also admires fractals, so he made this game. (Why not, right?). If you have any questions, concerns of fractal puns please feel free to reach out at: westonbdev@gmail.com or visit his website at www.westonbdev.com.

Risks and challenges

Throughout my entire life, all I have ever made is computer games. This is my first ever real game and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. My biggest challenge is going to be mass producing the game pieces, especially the Serpinski pyramid.

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    Your Name Fractalized

    I will generate your first name fractal style and email it to you! (2-10 characters please) Don't know what this means? For the low price of $2 you can find out!

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    Freakin' T-Shirt

    A totally rad t-shirt with the name of your new favorite board game on it!

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    Freakin' Fractals (Kickstarter Edition)

    One copy of Freakin' Fractals.

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    Fractal Overload

    You get your very own Freakin' Fractals set AND an EXTRA Sierpinski pyramid (because you're so cool) that glows in the dark.

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    Thanks for being freakin' awesome!

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    Mega Fractal

    That's right you get FIVE, count em', FIVE Freakin' Fractal games AND, because we love you, a t-shirt and your name in the rulebook! A perfect give for you and all of your math-loving friends!

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