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1980
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
10 minutes
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8
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The Generals
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The Game of the Generals
De Generaals
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Salpakan
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The Electronic Game of Strategy & Suspense

Each player commands an army of 21 pieces – from Five Star General to Private – including 2 power Secret Agents.

You must capture your opponent’s flags or maneuver your own flag to his front row to win. Using strategy – and courage – you position your “army” for battle.

An attack is made! Your piece is challenged when your piece and an enemy piece occupy the same square. The AMAZING COMPUTER goes into action. It electronically signals – with light and sound – which piece is the victor. That piece wins the position. The defeated piece is removed from play.

Because the strength of each piece is hidden, suspense builds with every move.

Every Move is a Calculated Risk

  • Electronic Arbiter reveals which piece has the higher rank.
  • Flashing Lights signal victory or Defeat for each attack.
  • Electronic Signals sound during a challenge and salute the victory of the game.
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The game apparently is based on a Filipino game where a neutral referee rather than a computer is used to decide the results. In this version, the identity of neither piece is ever revealed -- all you know is that the opposing winning piece is better than yours or vice versa.

Similar to Stratego, but with the following exceptions:

  • The ranks of the pieces are US military ranks from 5-Star General all the way down to Private.
  • The Agent captures all officers and is only vulnerable to a Private.
  • The Flag MAY move and if it reaches the opponent's back row, that player WINS.
  • There are no mines.
  • The most important difference: There is a "Computer Arbiter" that resolves the battles. Both players place their pieces in the designated slots, the computer plays a little tune and flashes an LED to show who won the battle. If you battle against a Flag, the computer plays Taps and wins.

Online Version:

Play the game of The Generals online at SalpakanOnline (http://SalpakanOnline.no-ip.org).

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Product Code: 27078023
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