Nagh's Design for a Klin-Zha Set
and Some Thoughts on Play
...I have been making up klin-zha pieces for beginners, cardboard
and cellotape elongated prototypes. I envisage elongated crystalline
tetrahedral pieces with Braille embossing on one [face] as a likely
final design--with a curved Flier, and the other pieces of varying
heights as desirable features to throw in, creating a K1ingon's kind
of triangular magic square...I figured an instructive notation made
directly on the pieces would facilitate getting opponents to play
against, and these tetrahedral pieces would fit well on the triangular
base cell of the klin-zha board. If the pieces were made up in a
translucent material, images more or less instructive and symbolic
could be included inside them to give both utility and beauty to the
Design for tetrahedral klin-zha pieces with moves
carved into their sides:
A straight base band indicates that the piece may
not change direction in mid-move
A bent base band indicates that the piece may change
direction during a move, as long as it does not re-enter any cells
already entered during that move.
Pieces with circled numbers are Goal-carriers.
An asterisk indicates that the piece may jump over
intervening cells, occupied or not.
Numbers or dots indicate how many cells a piece may
traverse on various occasions, counting from its starting point.