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Project Polyomino

I have no idea why it's called "Project L" when polyominoes start with P. Is it because a common polyomino shape is the L? Or maybe it's a reference to the little "lattice animals" made by polyominoes, as they're called by, uh, the website I looked up polyominoes on?

Polyominoes are all the rage. Or at least polyominoes up to a certain size are all the rage, which usually only includes monominoes, dominoes, trominoes, tetrominoes, and sometimes pentominoes and hexominoes.

But where most polyomino games boil down to “polyominoes plus something,” where the “plus something” is the substance of the game, Project L by Michal Mikeš, Adam Španěl, and Jan Soukal is all about the polyominoes, full stop. And the instant I’m done writing about it, I’m never typing the suffix -omino ever again.

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