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FORCED SPACE NOTATION 
Forced Space NotationWhen reviewing Tantrix games online, more information on the status of a game is available in the reviewer window, than is visible in a game room during normal play. 

General InfoThe first number is always the most important one. It is the number of tiles that fit into the forced space "right now"! 

What do the numbers mean? The diagram below shows the different types of situations and the relevant forced space notations used. The possible notations are: One number: See forced space labelled 3 (bottom middle). 3 is the number of tiles left in the bag that fit into this forced space. None of those tiles are illegal to fill before the endgame. None of those tiles fit into any other existing forced space. Two numbers, format XY: See forced space labelled 41 (red dot). In the forced space bottom left, 4 is the number of tiles left in the bag that fit into this forced space. 1 of those tiles can fit into at least one other existing forced space. None of those tiles are illegal to fill before the endgame. Two numbers, format X/Y: See forced space labelled 2/3 (top). In the forced space middle top, 2 is the number of tiles left in the bag that fit into this forced space before the endgame. 3 is the number of tiles left in the bag that fit into this forced space once the endgame has started, ie one tile is illegal to fill before the endgame due to pair blocks. None of those tiles fit into any other existing forced spaces, neither before nor during the endgame. Three numbers, format X/AB: See forced space labelled 2/31 (right). In the forced space middle right, 2 is the number of tiles left in the bag that fit into this forced space before the endgame. 3 is the number of tiles left in the bag that fit into this forced space once the endgame has started, ie one tile is illegal to fill before the endgame due to a pair block. 1 of those tiles can fit into at least one other existing forced space during the endgame. Four numbers, format: XY/AB: See forced space labelled 31/32 (yellow dot). In the forced space middle left, 3 is the number of tiles left in the bag that fit into this forced space before the endgame. 1 of those tiles can fit into at least one other existing forced space before the endgame. 3 is the number of tiles left in the bag that fit into this forced space once the endgame has started. 2 of those tiles can fit into at least one other existing forced space during the endgame. 
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