Game of Generals

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Game of the Generals
The Game of the Generals, also called Salpakan in Tagalog, and GG as it is most fondly called, or simply The Generals, is an educational wargame invented in the Philippines by Sofronio H. Pasola, Jr. in 1970. It can be played within twenty to thirty minutes. It is designed for two players, each controlling an army, and a neutral arbiter or an adjutant. It needs the use of logic. The game simulates armies at war trying to outflank and outmaneuver each other. As in actual warfare, the game allows only one side's plan to succeed. Certain strategies and tactics, however, allow both sides the chance of securing a better idea of the other's plan as the game progresses. Players can also speak with others during matches,
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Therefore, the presence of the arbiter, though not compulsory, is especially important to ensure secrecy until the game is over. It should be noted, however, that official games are conducted with an arbiter.
Determining Who Wins the Challenge
Regardless of who initiated the challenge, their ranks determine which one is to be removed. * Any one of the player's pieces can capture the opposing flag. This includes the player's own flag. * Any piece eliminates the private except the spy and the flag. * Officers eliminate other officers that are ranked below it (e.g. a four-star general eliminates a lieutenant-colonel). * A spy eliminates all officers (including the five-star general). Only the private can eliminate the spy. * If both pieces are of the same rank, both are removed from the board.
If a flag reaches the opposite end of the board, the opponent has one turn left although it is not announced. After the turn, the player reveals the flag. If the flag was not challenged, the player wins the game. If it was challenged, the player loses.

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Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game board marked with a 15-by-15 grid. The words are formed across and down in crossword fashion and must appear in a standard dictionary. Official reference works (e.g. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary) provide a list of permissible words. The

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