Board game:Phalanx

Whitman Publishing Co.1964

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

A chess-like variant is themed around the military formations used by the Ancient Greeks. Each player has 15 identical pieces that are set up on opposite sides of the board, which is comprised of an 8 x 8 playing field of squares that is further divided diagonally in alternate fashion. All movement is done by moving pieces diagonally, horizontally or vertically along paths that are not blocked and the piece must end on a space where the board outline matches that piece. The object of the game is to capture or "Phalanx" your opponents pieces by surrounding them on two sides.

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  • Title: Board game:Phalanx
  • Creator: Whitman Publishing Co.
  • Date Created: 1964
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: Sid Sackson
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard


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