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Neil Carr
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Aside from Go that is...

are there any other abstracts out there where you are trying to create patterns so that you can envelop your opponents pieces?
 
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In Abalone, a reasonable strategy is to try to be enveloped.
 
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Not exactly a complete envelopment per se but in Pente pieces can be taken off the board by "custodial capture" in which a pair of two stones is surrounded on both sides. I think this same type of capture occurs in the ancient Roman game Latrunculi.
 
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Aside from Go that is...

are there any other abstracts out there where you are trying to create patterns so that you can envelop your opponents pieces?


New Rules for Classic Games lists Lotus and Medusa, two games with go-like captures by Christiaan Freehling. In both games, pieces surrounding hex are invulnerable to capture and captured pieces are switched to those of the capturing color. Lotus is played on a Kensington board. Medusa on a hex-hex board with certain hexes blacked out.

Hnefnatafl/Tablut/Viking Game requires placing surrounding the king piece on all four sides for a defender victory--which can be very difficult to do.

Gonnect is Go with different object.

Of course a similar type of captures are custodian captures, a la Othello and Pente.
 
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Depending upon how strictly you interpret the idea of surrounding or enveloping, and depending upon whether or not it's the goal of the game or a means to an end, several games come to mind, not all of which have entries here on the BGG:

*Star
Alexandros
Amazons
Ataxx
Atlanteon
Australia
Blobs
Blokus / Gemblo
Breakthru (anything from the Tafl family)
Bridges of Shangri-La
Cathedral
Chomp
DaVinci's Challenge
Domain
Feurio!
Fox & Geese
Hexxagon / Susan
Hive
Gaudi
Gipf
Give & Take
Glass Bead Challenge (and Cairo Bead Challenge)
Go
Gobblet
Gonnect
GRYB
Havannah
Hex-Meister
Icehouse
Isolation
Micropul
Neutron
Octagons
Onyx
Pacru
Pferdeaeppel
Phalanx
Polarity
Pusher
Realm
Reversi / Othello / Knock-Out
Santorini
Siesta
Sly
Stak / Steppe
Stranded
Sunda to Sahul
Tanbo
Tapestry
Through the Desert
Trax
Triazzle
Very Clever Pipe Game
Zertz

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Tanbo and Hexbo were the first two games that came to mind.
 
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echoota wrote:
Aside from Go that is...

are there any other abstracts out there where you are trying to create patterns so that you can envelop your opponents pieces?
a few years too late ... however.. does Quoridor or Entrapment fit the bill?

In both you have to surround your opponents piece/s with walls .. entrapment allows capture and quoridor doesn't.

Both are great fun..


i'd be interested in knowing if there are any others that have come out since this thread was first started.
 
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