Pivit, a new board game on Kickstarter

Pivit is a new abstract board game over on Kickstarter. If you’re into checkers, chess or go, you’ll probably be interested.

From the campaign:

Pivit is an abstract board game a little like chess or go. It’s easy to learn, supports deep strategy, and allows 2 to 4 players. Most importantly, it’s fun.

The playing field is the timeless checkered board. The pieces are double-sided discs with directionality. Pieces can capture each other chess-style, and be promoted from minions to masters.

Each piece has a direction it can travel – up-down or left-right. The twist is that every time a piece moves, it rotates 90 degrees when it lands, changing its direction. Hence the name: Pivit.