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Year Published
1975
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Epaminondas
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Epaminondas is one of Bob Abbott's masterpieces, sadly poorly known. It's a pure abstract 2 player game, white versus black, the board is somewhat similar to the one in Reversi or Othello.

Epaminondas is named after the Theban general who invented the phalanx formation he used to defeat the Spartans in 371 B.C. The term "phalanx" is used in the game to describe a connected group of two or more pieces in a straight line, either orthogonally or diagonally.

Epaminondas is played on a 14 x 12 checkered board with 28 black pieces and 28 white pieces. The objective is to move your pieces across the board onto your opponent's back rank, the row closest to him, by moving your phalanxes and capturing enemy pieces.

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Crossings that is on a 8x8 board.

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NESTORGAMES edition
Publisher: nestorgames
Artist: Néstor Romeral Andrés
Year: 2010
Size: 8.00 x 2.00 x 2.00 inches
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Hexagames edition
Publisher: Hexagames (I)
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Year: 1983
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Butehorn German Edition
Publisher: Bütehorn Spiele
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Year: 1979
Product Code: 2034
Size: 11.81 x 11.81 x 1.18 inches
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Ariel English Edition
Publisher: Ariel
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Year: 1975
Size: 20.00 x 12.50 x 1.50 inches
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Publisher: Robert Abbott
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Year: 1975
Size: 19.00 x 14.00 x 1.00 inches
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6 Artscow Epaminondas board
This file is the same as the first, except that it has been lightened somewhat in order to print a little better. This second version is actually what is in place at the Artscow project link. The original file printed to my satisfaction, but some may prefer it less dark.
English
2013-08-22
7 Epaminondas Board (8.5 x 11)
A simple black and white, print and play, board that fits on a single piece of 8.5 x 11 paper. The squares are small, but perfectly sized for small Go stones or glass beads.
English
2010-11-04
21 Epaminondas rules by NESTORGAMES
Epaminondas rules by NESTORGAMES
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2010-05-21
14 Epam.pdf
Phalanx shield labels to stick on 15mm wooden cylinders and 14x12 board.
2007-04-28
5 Grid 14x12.pdf
14x12 Gameboard (print any size)
2005-04-27
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Board Game Rank: 3469
Abstract Game Rank: 128
Num Ratings: 95
Average Rating: 7.25
Standard Deviation: 1.49
Num Views: 23661
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.8
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Personal Comments: 59
Users Owning: 159
Users Wanting: 21
Users Trading: 10 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 143
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