141 Open Daily games
2 Open Realtime games
  • Status: Live
  • Version: 9.0
  • Designer: Amidon37
  • Rating:
  • Rating Score: 7.87 out of 10 [15 ratings]
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Created Date: 23rd May 2011
  • Release Date: 3rd Mar 2011
  • Games Played: 0

Design Information
Territories 106
Continents 0
Advanced Features Fortify Only Borders
Attack Only Borders
One-way Borders
Border Modifiers
 
Board Settings
Gameplay Turn Based
Available Players
2
Card Sets Worth Off
Territory Selection Automatic
Unit Placement Automatic
Starting Setup Scenario based
Capital Cities On
Teamplay Enabled
Fog Setting None
Fog Override Enabled
Open Games 0
 
Cards
Table
Stained Glass
Pencil Drawing
Wild
Seat Color Team Starting Cards Starting Bonus Win Condition

Board Description

Basic Idea

The goal of this board is to build a continuous path of territories from one side of the board to the other.

On each turn you are allowed to fill in either two of the square territories or one of the half-octagon territories. Once a territory is filled in, it cannot change hands.

WarGear Adaptions

To make this board work in WarGear the following rules were put in place:

Initial Set-Up

Each player begins with 500 units which they use to capture territories. They also begin with a capital territory with 1 unit and a territory before that capital with 37 units. These two territories are used to end the game. The 2nd player also begins with the middle square territory.

Taking Territories

Each turn a player has two attacks. If a player wishes to take two squares then they attack from theiir units to each square in turn. If a player wishes to take a half-octagon they must first attack the neutral territory next to their units, and from there one of the half-octagons. (Note: There are D1VD0 borders to this territory, so you should not leave a unit there.)

Each square and half-octagon territory has a maximum of one unit. The attack borders to them are D1vD1, so you cannot take a territory your opponent has. There are no attack borders from those territories, so you cannot move/use any units once they are on the board.

Winning the Game

Once you have completed a continuous path of territories across the board you can fortify all of your remaining units across. You can then use a T attack to capture your opponent's territory guarding their capital, and then capture their capital.

Special Surrender Option

You can surrender the game without using the official WarGear Surrender option. To do this fortify all of your units from the territory guarding your capital. Your opponent will then be able to end the game next round by taking your capital.

Acknowledgement

This is a WarGear adaption of the game "Octagons" created by R. Wayne Schmittberger and published in the book "New Rules for Classic Games". If you enjoy playing games you may want to find a copy. Many new games are laid out as well as variations on classic games - including RISK.

Gameplay Settings

Gameplay TypeTurn Based
Return to unit placement from attackOff
Return to attack after fortifyOn
Number of attacks allowed2
Number of fortifies allowed1
Multiple attacksOn
Allow fortificationConnected
Allow abandonment of territoriesOn
Abandoned territories revert to neutralImmediately
Fog typeNone
Allow override of fog settingYes
Game historyShow

Team Settings

Teamplay EnabledYes
Team VisionOn
Team Unit PlacementOff
Team Unit TransferOff
Team Factory ProductionOff

Cards

CardsOff
Card CaptureOn
Maximum number of cards allowed5
Card values
Must capture non-empty territory to earn cardOn
Card deckA:18 B:18 C:18 W:2

Bonuses, Limits and Dice

Grant 1 unit per x territories ownedDisabled
Minimum bonus units per turn0
Elimination bonus0
Capturing of reserves on eliminationOn
Maximum reserve units0
Maximum units per territoryUnlimited
Auto Assign Factories
Number of sides on Attacker's Dice1
Number of sides on Defender's Dice1

Initial Setup

Initial setupSetup based
Lock seat colorsOff
Lock seat orderOn
Lock starting bonus to:Color
Allow seat selectionNone
Capital citiesOn
Capital city captureOn
Capital city unit assimilation %0
Destroy unallocated CapitalsOn
Number of units per Territory3
Territory selectionAutomatic
Unit placementAutomatic
Neutral countNone
Neutral Factories
Use team names defined in ColorsOff
Allow players to choose seats / teamsNone