Gandalfed!
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YOU CANNOT PASS!

In many games, I sometime refer a player as Gandalf. As Gandalfing is blocking the way.
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Ave Caesar is an excellent game to get Gandalfed. In that picture, the Gandalf is playing purple.
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Pitchcar is a tricky Gandalf game, but still one. You can block the way and get pushed, but Gandalfing is usually an effective strategy.
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Even if a game features wizards, it does not mean you can't Gandalf with another piece! A huge regenerating troll can do the job to say : You cannot pass!
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Pinguins can also be mobile Gandalfs! You cannot pass through another pinguin.
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You can block the other player - they can only go as far as a wall or another piece on a turn.
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You can block the letter tile they need, and, since some letter tiles are taken up after you go over them, make it impassable for the next person.
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Since wells must be a certain distance apart, and only two canals can come off a well (with no forking), you can thwart your opponent's plan by building something that blocks them from building where they wanted.
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You can sit in a port and block someone else from getting to build in that city.
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You can form a wall with your pieces and block people behind you.
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All about blocking your opponent while advancing your own pawn.
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Starring Leonidas as Gandalf
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Another game where you can form a blockade using your pieces. And often an effective strategy if you can get a rolling one set up.

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In TAC every marble is blocking the movement of the ones behind unless they will end their move exactly at the space of the next marble. In which case it gets thrown out.

So you could say that the whole game is about "gandalfing".
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A rather large class of connection games (too large, really, to include on this list) involve the two players doing this to one another. To cite just a few of the better known examples...
 
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Establishing your connection is equivalent to blocking the other guy from making his.
 
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Same here, in this slightly older game.
 
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In this one, you've got to connect three sides at once (hence the name "Y"). This is impossible for both colors to do at once. If I manage to connect, I cut you off from being able to do so, and vice-versa.
 
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This one's a bit more subtle, in that there are two win conditions: either extend your color track to span a linear distance of 8, or form a closed loop. The entire game involves frustrating the other guy by twisting his track away from where he's trying to get it to go, while meanwhile trying to make progress yourself. It's not a strict connect vs. cut type connection game, and it has a bit of a race element to it.
 
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Building stations, blocking companies...
 
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