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A traversal game is a type of board game where the goal is to move your pieces from a starting location into a different position or configuration on the board. Capture of pieces is not usually a feature of these types of games.

The most famous example of this kind of game is probably Halma, or especially one of its descendents, such as “Chinese Checkers”.

Other examples are:

  • Barricade
  • Breakthrough a[p. 144]
  • Colorado a[p. 137]
  • Conspirateurs b[p. 111]
  • Conquest a[p. 142]
  • Cetro
  • Epaminondas
  • Five Field Gonu
  • Halma
  • Jumpin
  • Pasta a[p. 139–40]
  • Permutations a[p. 136–7]
  • Philosopher’s football b[p. 112]
  • Quandary a[p. 140–1]
  • Salta a[p. 135]
  • Tablan a[p. 133]
  • Trippples a[p. 141–2]

References

  1. (). The Oxford History of Board Games. Oxford University Press: Oxford, England, UK. ISBN: 978-0-19-212998-7.

  2. (). New Rules for Classic Games. John Wiley & Sons: USA. ISBN: 0-471-53621-0.