In the Schotten Totten card game from IELLO, 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.
A warm spring breeze flows through the valley as the birds begin to sing and the snow slowly melts away. Your precious village is slowly uncovered and the stone lines that define your property become visible.
The earth is soft and the stones could easily roll just a bit into your neighbor's farm granting you the extra room your clan needs. No one will notice, right?
Suddenly an arrow whizzes past your ear! It seems that your neighbor had the same idea and is now pushing stones to enlarge his property. Use your cards to create the best battle formations and defend your village. Claim enough stones to win the game!
You'll need skill, cunning, and a bit of luck to defeat your opponent in this refreshed version of the classic game, Schotten-Totten from famed designer Reiner Knizia!
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).
The 2004 Edition of Schottentotten has these "tactics" cards too!
- For 2 players.
- 20 minute playing time.
- Ages 8 and up.