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Battle Line


PUBLISHED 2000, 2004, 2007,2011,2012
DESIGNER Reiner Knizia
COORDINATOR Andy Lewis
ART DIRECTOR Rodger B. MacGowan
COVER AND CARD ART Rodger B. MacGowan
CARD DESIGN Mark Simonitch
PRODUCERS Gene Billingsley, Tony Curtis, Andy Lewis,
Rodger MacGowan, Mark Simonitch


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1. Sean on 10/7/2014, said:

Best 2-player light card game I've played (tied with Jaipur). Light in terms of time, not in terms of strategy. This game can have you punching the air in excitement or facepalming in despair as the initiative changes. Enough theme to appease the history buffs (me), but with enough universal appeal that anyone who likes card games can step right in and have a blast. Can't recommend highly enough.
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2. Chris on 5/3/2014, said:

Lots of fun with friends and family. A good light game. Not really short enough to be a filler. Well maybe a filler to folks like us who play Here I Stand and such :)
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3. Adam on 2/6/2014, said:

Nice filler.
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4. Andrew on 6/20/2012, said:

Very good easy to learn card game with just a dash of theme.
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5. John on 10/18/2011, said:

This is a nice "filler-in" type of game. Doesn't take long to teach or play. Great for non-gamers.
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6. Juan Luis on 7/12/2011, said:

Great card game, perhaps the better one that i've played!!
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7. Mark on 2/14/2011, said:

I'm more of a hard-core hex-map war gamer, but Battle Line is just fantastic, and I play it every chance I get.
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8. Kent on 11/6/2010, said:

This is one of my favorite 2 player Euro games. You must play a card every turn, but you have to be very careful about when to commit to completing a formation. I can't recommend this game highly enough.
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9. Fabrizio on 7/18/2010, said:

very nice: great graphics, easy play and a lot of different tactical solutions
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10. Christopher on 8/26/2009, said:

Much more thought provoking than anticipated. Lots of replayability.
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Battle Line is a two-player card game built around the theme of warfare during the age of Alexander the Great. Battle Line features 60 full-color Rodger MacGowan/Mark Simonitch cards depicting the prominent formations of the period (War Elephants, Heavy Cavalry, Phalanx, etc.) and 10 full-color tactics "wildcards" that give players extra flexibility and choices and help make each new battle wildly different from the last.

Battle Line takes about 30 minutes to play. To win, you must create powerful formations along your side of the line of battle that are superior to those of your enemy. Victory goes to the player who wins 5 of the 9 battle flags (an envelopment) or three adjacent flags (a breakthrough). Based on Reiner Knizia's original design published in Germany as Shotten-Totten, Battle Line enhances and expands that game system to give players even more tactical options and gut-wrenching decisions.

How will you muster your battle line? Will you use your elephants to trample a hole in the enemy front, or send Alexander to the front to win a critical flag? Maybe you'll dispatch the Companion cavalry to lead or reinforce a crucial point in the line, or perhaps you"ll rely on your spies to determine the enemy"s strengths and weaknesses before committing your best forces. You'll always have plenty of choices. With every card play, you'll determine the strength and direction of your attack while plotting to fend off your enemy's advances.

In Battle Line, you and your opponent lead the combined arms of the greatest units of the era. Will you, like Alexander, reign supreme? Play Battle Line, and find out.
 
Designer: Reiner Knizia