The big news in the world of OCTI is the release of two new editions. The game formerly called OCTI is now called OCTI-Extreme (or "OCTI-X"). The game is the same (9x9 board, for two or four players), but there are big improvements in the quality of the components. The wooden pieces have been replaced with 8-faceted pyramids. The prongs have been replaced by something resembling wings. The boardšs squares are significantly larger, for better playability. The result is a striking new look!
Meanwhile, OCTI: New Edition has replaced what was formerly called Octi-for-Kids. The manufacturers came to the view that this game has all the sophistication of a game for all ages. The board is still played on the 6x7 board, and all the rules remain the same. But with the new pieces and a snappy new design, this game looks awesome!
One huge new improvement is the rules booklet that comes with each game. No more just-the-facts-mašam black and white sheet. Now players will receive a full color set of instructions with examples and with FAQs. The result is a game that is easier to play out of the box and easier to teach others!