Placement Abstracts
Benedikt Rosenau
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There is a family of abstracts which does not seem to have a name yet. The core mechanic of this family is basically: both players place pieces on a board. The player who cannot place a piece anymore loses.

I am pretty sure that this family is older than the examples I give. Feel free to add examples and to to give an idea of the rules.

Clarification: It is not enough when there is a score attached and the player who places the last piece wins usually. Placing the last piece must be the criterion for winning the game. Corrections have been thumbed. Items not fitting the description will be deleted.
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The most obvious example I can think of.
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There seems to be two varieties here. Losing if you cannot place a piece because:

1) none of your remaining pieces can successfully/legally be placed

OR

2) you have no remaining pieces to place.

Gipf is in the second category.
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