# TiViTz FAQs

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#### What is a game piece?

A game piece is the red or blue playing piece, each of which has a number. In basic play you have five game pieces.

#### What is the best way to win at TiViTz?

Have a plan or a strategy! Before you begin moving your game pieces, decide where you want to move your larger game piece numbers and where you want to move your small game piece numbers.

#### Does it matter if I play with the red game pieces or the blue game pieces?

No. Red moves first and blue always gets the last move of the game.

#### Can I move my game pieces backwards, sideways or straight ahead?

No. Game pieces can only move forward along the diagonal lines.

#### Can I jump over my opponent's game pieces?

Yes! You may jump over your own or your opponent’s game pieces.

#### Why is it a good idea to jump over game pieces?

The quicker you end the game, while still sticking to your plan, the less chance your opponent has to beat you!

#### Can I jump over two game pieces at a time? More?

Yes, but only if there is an open space between them.

#### Can I move into my opponent's score goals on my way to my own?

No. You may only move within the common playing area or your own score goals.

#### If you land in a score goal, can you move to another one or are you stuck there?

You can move from the front row to the back row, but you may not move backwards.

#### How can I improve my scores?

Practice your math and practice your strategy. In other words, keep playing!

#### Why did I lose? I had more game pieces in my score goals than my opponent!

You either made a mistake in your math, lowering your score, or you made a mistake in your plan and did not create the maximum score from each equation.

#### What happens if I'm stuck and can't move but the game isn't over?

Your opponent continues to move until he has exhausted all legal moves and either a legal move opens for you or the game ends.

#### Do jumped game pieces disappear from the board?

No. Jumped game pieces remain in play.

#### Do I need to re-arrange my game pieces or can I leave them as they appear?

You may move them or keep them as they appear — it all depends on your strategy!

#### What is a block or a trap?

The block or trap is a strategy used to inhibit another player by surrounding his game pieces so they cannot be moved.

#### What happens when I land on the Fly-Out spaces or "traps" in the center of the game?

You may move your own piece into these icons without penalty. However, if your opponent force-jumps you into any of these icons, your game piece will be moved back to a starting position and you will lose a turn.

#### What math subjects are covered in TiViTz?

Level 1 – Single Digit Addition
Level 2 – Single Digit Addition, Single Digit Subtraction
Level 3 – Double Digit Addition, Single Digit Subtraction
Level 4 – Double Digit Addition, Double Digit Subtraction
Level 5 – Single Digit Multiplication, Single Digit Division
Level 6 – Triple Digit Addition and Subtraction, Double Digit Multiplication and Division, Division by Fractions
Level 7 – Reducing Fractions, Multiplication and Division by Fractions, Multiplication and Division by Decimals
Level 8 – Reducing Fractions with Three and Four Digit Numerators and Divisors, Exponent9
Level 9 – Square Roots, Negative Numbers, Negative Exponents, Multiplication and Division by Percentages

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