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Product Awards:  
Spiel des Jahres
Nominee, 1980

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 45 minutes 2

Designer(s): Robert Abbott

Manufacturer(s): Hexagames

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Product Description

Epaminondas is an abstract strategy game for 2 players. The game is named after the Greek officer Epaminondas from Thebes. In 371 BC, this officer used a new combat formation for the first time in the war against Sparta: The phalanx!

A phalanx was a military formation composed of several rows of foot soldiers, and was hard to overcome at that time. In this game, the phalanx represents a formation of two or more stones, which must break through the opponent's ranks in order to reach the opposite side of the board.

Product Awards

Spiel des Jahres
Nominee, 1980

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Robert Abbott

  • Manufacturer(s): Hexagames

  • Year: 1983

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 45 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 605 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. An English translation of the rules is provided.


  • 28 green pieces
  • 28 brown pieces
  • 1 game board

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