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1- Linear Progression is a two player abstract strategy game played on a 
regular chess or checkers board. 

2- One player gets a set of black tokens. The other player gets a set of 
white tokens. Plastic winks work great.

3- Players begin by dropping one of their tokens onto the board. The square 
it lands on is their starting location. 

4- Players take turns moving. White moves first. 

5- Tokens move like queens in chess. 

6- Every space your token moves into or through put a token of your color 
into that square.

7- If an opponent had tokens in spaces you moved into or through, remove 
them and replace them with your tokens.

8- A player moves only one token per turn but it can be any of their tokens. 

9- A token cannot move into or through an opponents last token. 

10- For a move to be legal you must enter at least one empty space on your turn.
11- If you move into a space occupied by one of your own tokens you must 
stop moving and your turn ends. 

12- The game ends when the last empty space becomes occupied. The winner 
is the player with the most spaces of their color on the board. 

13- The corner spaces of the board are not used and cannot be entered. 

Optional Rules

Equal Number of Moves: Black always moves last even if white occupied the 
last empty space.   

Blockers: Use rooks for blockers. Tokens cannot move into or through 
blockers. Blockers move like queens, they can move onto or through spaces 
that are empty or occupied by tokens. Blockers cannot move into the last 
unoccupied space or onto a players last token or into the last space your 
opponent moved into last turn. Players can move one blocker per turn in 
addition to one token. If a blocker is on top of a token that token cannot 
be moved. Tokens a blocker moves through or onto are not removed. Players 
start the game with one blocker. This blocker starts in any unoccupied 
corner space. 

Variant Boards: Try using boards of different shapes and sizes. One good 
variant board is a chessboard with the corner spaces blocked off. 

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