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bigE134
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Squishies is a 2-player strategy game played on a 19x19 board.
you will need 25 playing pieces per player.
Setup: players take turns placing a piece on their side of the board. (the middle row is off limits to both players)
Play:once all the pieces have been laid, players take turns moving one of their pieces in a straight line, as far as they want. (think of a Rook in chess)
you capture pieces by trapping them between two of yours. you may capture a line of pieces if you have a piece on each end. edges can be used by both sides to capture. you may only capture if one of your pieces just moved there. (you can safely move between two enemy pieces.) you may not move or capture diagonally. you are never allowed to have a row of friendly pieces from one edge to the other.
Goal: have a piece in either of your opponents two corners.
please feel free to give feedback.

Experimental Designs
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Sounds like Chess, Checkers

Sounds like Chess, Checkers and a mutant version of Tic-Tac-Toe/Stratego all wrapped up into one. Which is a plus in the creative department.

May want to consider using square bases to draw lines to for the pieces, although I'm sure someone can give better insight than I would for that instance.

I would definitely play it. Sometimes the most simplistic games can become the most addictive...

disom
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I would definitely like to

I would definitely like to play this game. Abstracts are by far my favorite genre of games.

One question would be: If I have two or more pieces in the same row, could I move a piece "through" them?

I assume the answer would be no. Like the rook in chess running into a pawn or other piece.

bigE134
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No you can't.

@disom
No you can't. Pieces can't move through each other.
Thanks for your feedback!

bigE134
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I actually play it on a go

@Experimental Designs
I actually play it on a go board, so I use the intersections instead of the spaces. It does make it a bit easier to see where pieces can move to.

I didn't quite understand what you said about using square bases. Could you please clarify?

Dulkal
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Do you know Hnefatafl? It is

Do you know Hnefatafl? It is very similar to your design, except the sides are assymetric.

bigE134
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It does look similar

No, I have never seen that until now. It does look very similar yet there are differences. You set up your own pieces in Squishies and the players have equal armies and goals. In Hnefatafl there is a king, and you may only kill one piece between two of yours.

Dulkal
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bigE134 wrote:No, I have

bigE134 wrote:
No, I have never seen that until now. It does look very similar yet there are differences. You set up your own pieces in Squishies and the players have equal armies and goals. In Hnefatafl there is a king, and you may only kill one piece between two of yours.

Yeah. There are significant differences. But it may be worthwhile to do a quick google-around to see if there are strengths and weaknesses from Hnefatafl that can give inspiration to your design.

I haven't played Hnefatafl enough to have anything qualified to report regarding strategy and dynamics, but I thought it would be worth mentioning.

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