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Lines of Action is a two player abstract strategy board game invented by Claude Soucie.

The Board

Lines of Action is played on a standard chessboard or checkerboard with the rows numbered 1-8 and columns named A-H. Initially, 6 pieces are placed on 4 sides of the board. One player's pieces are placed on the top and bottom side of the board, while the other player's pieces are placed on the right and left side of the board.

The Pieces

There are 24 pieces in total, 12 whites and 12 blacks, but colors may vary.


To move: During a move, a player may move their piece horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. A piece can be moved exactly as many spaces as there are pieces (both friendly and enemy) on the line in which it is moving. A piece may jump over friendly pieces, but not over an enemy's piece.

To win: The goal of the game is to bring all of your checker pieces together into a connected group so that they are connected vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

The player with the black pieces starts first. Players alternate turns to move.


Alternate Names

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