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