Game of the Generals

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A fun warfare board game that was invented in the Philippines

The Game of The Generals

The Game of The Generals is an educational war game invented by Sofronio H. Pasola, Jr. in 1970. There are two opposing players controlling an army of their own and a neutral arbiter or a referee, we'll get to the role of the arbiter later in the article.

The game requires a lot of strategic planning for you to win and it all depends on how you play you effectively use your pieces all around the board pulling out bluffs and traps for your enemy to fall into. The game also gives the fog of war effect as your pieces are placed facing to yourself and your opponents pieces facing away from you.

How To Win The Game

Each player has a piece called The Flag, the objective of this game is to eliminate or capture your opponents flag or to get your flag all the way to the backside of your opponents board but however the flag could be easily defeated by any opposing piece so you would need to think carefully on where to place and how to use your flag.

The Board and Setting Up

The board is a rectangular board with 72 plain squares arranged in 8 rows and 9 columns. There are 21 total pieces a player can have and you can only set up your pieces within the first 3 rows on your own half.

The Pieces

There are 21 pieces all in all and here's the breakdown and the functions of each of the pieces.
(Name - No. of Pieces - Function)
Five-star General - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
Four-star General - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
Three-star General - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
Two-star General - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
One-star General - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
Colonel - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
Lt. Colonel - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
Major - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
Captain - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
1st Lieutenant - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
2nd Lietenant - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
Sergeant - 1 - Beats any lower ranking piece including the flag
Private - Beats the spy and the flag
Spy - Beats everyone except the private
Flag - Can beat the opposing flag if it is the one attacking

The Challenge

This is where the arbiter comes in. When you proceed to attack an opposing piece the arbiter looks at both of the piece and the piece to removed is determined from their ranks.

Here is a simple round up of the conditions in winning a challenge:
- Any piece can capture the opposing flag
- Any piece can beat the private except the spy and the flag
- The lower ranking officer in a challenge is removed from the board
- The spy beats all the officers and the flag except for the private
- If both pieces have the same rank then both of the pieces are removed from the board, this is called a "split"
- A flag can capture an opposing flag if it is the one attacking

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
15th May 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing your article!

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author avatar Retired
15th May 2015 (#)

Good article. Sounds like an interesting game. =)

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