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Ploy

Period(s)

Modern

Categories

Board, War.

Description

Ploy was invented by Frank Thibault in 1970. It can be played by two or four players and the goal is to capture the opponent's Commander.

Rules

The goal is to capture the enemy Commander, or reduce the opponent army to a single Commander. Each piece has an indicator which determines at which directions the piece can move. This can be altered by rotating the piece 45 degrees= to the left or right. Rotating the piece costs a move. Each player has 3 Shields, 5 Probes, 6 Lances, and one Commander. The Shield moves one step and has only one movement freedom at any time. The Probe slides two steps and has two freedoms. The Lance slides three steps and has three freedoms. The Commander has four, but can only move one step. A player must either make a direction move or a motion move. The three Shields are the only pieces that can perform a direction move immediately after a motion move. Capture occurs by displacement.

http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/ploy.htm

Author

Frank Thibault

Publisher

3M, Dujardin, Grow Jogos e Brinquedos, Schmid

Creation date

1970

Ludeme Description

Ploy.lud

Leaderboard

Ploy

Identifiers

DLP.Game.390

BGG.1591

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