This is the Deluxe Edition of Epaminondas, a classic masterpiece invented by Robert Abbott in 1975.

Epaminondas is named after the Theban general who invented the phalanx, a 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 red 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.

Components: 37x32 cm 'ice' acrylic board (5mm thick, laser engraved), 28 red discs and 28 black discs (6mm thick, 18mm diameter), white bag for keeping the discs, 45x33x5 cm paperstock box.

You might wish to purchase the more affordable Standard Edition instead.

139,00€ ($ )
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time 2-2  complexity 3     time 30
Boardgamegeek entry for the game

WARNING: Choking hazard. It contains small parts that may be swallowed or inhaled. Not for children under 3 years.
This product is intended for general use by consumers of all ages (except 3 or younger). It is not intended primarily for children.