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    by: 66 7.2

    7.2 Users



    Shibitz is a logic game where you get to burn lot of matches. The rules are simple, the music is catchy, and the smoking-hot HD animation will delight your inner pyro.

    This is a computerized version of an old barroom game, usually played to decide who will stand the next round. You can choose from a selection of AI-opponents, but you can also play with a human friend*.

    All the AI-players are handicapped to some extent, except the Master who plays a mean Shibitz. In fact, he's impossible to beat if you make the first move. A must for masochists!

    How to play

    15 matches are laid out in 4 rows. Touch a match, and it will burn. All the other matches on the right of it will burn, too. You have made your move, and now your opponent must do the same. The players take turns until all the matches are gone. The player which burns the last match loses.


    The music is generated on the fly, using Gaussian random distributions (held together by Markov chains) to produce a never-ending stream of country blues.

    *) If Shibitz is played for drinks, minors should use an appropriate non-alcoholic beverage.

    New in version 2.0

    Play a Net Match with G+ friends!

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    Users review

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    Users comments for Shibitz

    Rupali Kaple

    by Rupali Kaple

    Jun 19, 2016  |  "Poor"


    Tommy W.

    by Tommy W.

    May 18, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    One of my favorites!

    Mae Rebekkah

    by Mae Rebekkah

    Feb 17, 2013  |  "Poor"

    Can't open the game :(

    Matej Rebel

    by Matej Rebel

    Feb 03, 2013  |  "Poor"

    I hate dis game cos i need to use mah brain

    Oton Pasternjak

    by Oton Pasternjak

    Jan 22, 2013  |  "Awesome"

    This game has already absorbed a good hour of my time. Its very simple and myself and my grandson keep alternating at wins. Its so simple it seems as I could feel there is some simple strategy to it, but I can't quite figure it out. Oh, and one last thing. Make sure you have sound enabled, the music is worth its own weight in golden tunes.

    Boris Debic

    by Boris Debic

    Jan 21, 2013  |  "Awesome"

    Shibitz is a strategy game where players (two humans or a human vs. AI) take turns at removing elements from distinct sets. Variants of this game have been played since ancient times. The game may have originated in China (as it resembles the Chinese game of "Jianshizi", or "picking stones"). The earliest European references to Nim, another game with a similar concept, are from the beginning of th