Nine boundary stones lie between you and your opponent. In front of each, you build poker-like formations of three cards on a side. Whoever plays the higher-ranking formation wins the stone. And in a unique twist, you may use your powers of logic to claim a stone even before your opponent has played all three of his cards, by demonstrating that the stone is impossible for him to win. Successfully claim five stones, or any three adjacent stones, and you win the game.
In 2000 GMT published a rethemed version as Battle Line which includes an extra 10 "tactics" cards that modify the standard game play, and with cards that run from 1 to 10 (instead of 1 to 9).
These are derivative cards to the great Alientotten by Piotro Slaby that can function as "stones" for the base game game as well as making it work with Lost Citie (investment cards) and En Garde (the board). The cards are formatted as 3.5"X2.5" (MtG size) and the sheets are letter sized.
Here is an image of the cards on a single sheet
My derivative cards adapts the set to make it playable for [thing=169]En Garde[/thing]
and [thing=50]Lost Cities[/thing].
The Original Alien Totten image by Piotro Slaby:
The High Res PDF File for the original AlienTotten is [url=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/42844/alien-totten-piotros-schotten-totten-redesign-]here[/url]
and Piotro's website is...
The original box is too big and disintegrates fast because of the cardboard inset. And because the deck has to be split in half to fit it in the box, i decided to make a new one.
Short german rules are on one side. The different card combinations on the other side.
Height is good. Thickness is abit too big for only the cards. You can print the complete rules on a paper and fold it to put it in the box. Or reduce the width of the printout about 1-2% to get a tight fit.
Player reference cards for Schotten-Totten showing formation rank order and rule reminders for the tactic cards. Designed to fit the Ubik game box (may fit the game box from other publishers but not tested). Dimensions are 12.0 x 9.5 cm and there are two cards on the PDF file, one for each player.