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Year Published
1987
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
7 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
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Traverse
Alternate Names
Platonic Halma
Taifho
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Traverse is played on a square "checker" game board with a 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" grid. Each player chooses one color of playing pieces. Each player has eight pieces of the same color: 2 squares, 2 diamonds, 2 triangles, and 2 circles. Each player arranges their pieces in ANY ORDER within their starting row. The object of the game is to get ALL of your pieces into the starting row of the player sitting opposite of you. The pieces move in different directions depending upon the shape:

  • Squares can move horizontally and vertically.
  • Diamonds can move only diagonally.
  • Triangles can move forward on the diagonals or straight backwards.
  • Circles can move in any direction.

Players take turns moving one piece each turn. Two pieces can not occupy the same space. Pieces can move in single space moves, one space at a time and only into an empty adjacent space as dictated by the piece's legal moves. Players can jump over their own or another player's piece. Jumped pieces are NOT captured, akin to Chinese Checkers. Players can string together a series of jumps if each individual jump in the series conforms to the rules governing single jumps. The first player to move all of their pieces into the destination row is the winner. Players can not force a draw.

Listed on "GAMES 100" GAMES Magazine
1992 Mensa Select

2-4 players ages 7 to adult

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Brio AB Danish Edition
Publisher: Brio AB
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Year: 1999
Product Code: 38012-685
Size: 12.60 x 8.66 x 1.57 inches
1.43 pounds
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Alga Swedish edition
Publisher: Alga (Brio)
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Year: 1997
Size: 12.60 x 8.66 x 1.57 inches
1.48 pounds
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Educational Insights English Edition 1992
Publisher: Educational Insights
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Year: 1992
Product Code: EI-3013
Size: 15.80 x 7.80 x 1.75 inches
1.37 pounds
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Educational Insights diagonal board image edition
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Year: 1992
Product Code: EI-3013
Size: 15.80 x 7.80 x 1.75 inches
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Unicef fabric edition
Publisher: Educational Insights
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Year: 1991
Size: 13.00 x 3.00 x 0.50 inches
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Board Game Rank: 4883
Abstract Game Rank: 321
Num Ratings: 195
Average Rating: 5.98
Standard Deviation: 1.27
Num Views: 22712
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Fans: 4
Personal Comments: 110
Users Owning: 452
Users Wanting: 6
Users Trading: 56 [find trade matches]
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