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by Greg Lam

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2002 Honoree
Abstract Strategy

Maneuver your army of four-, six-, and eight-sided dice around the board to knock your opponent straight off the map and into the gutter. Each die can move as far as the number on its face. However, a die gets rerolled whenever it is knocked about by friend or foe. A strategic game of position and calculation.

Number of Players: 2
Length of Game:
20-30 minutes
For Ages: 12 and up

Price: $18.95

Knockabout Reviews

"You'll discover numerous opportunities to surprise and snare your opponent, and you'll relish the tempting risks involved in forcing a reroll of the fiesty dice!"

"...a real rarity - an abstract game I like!"

"A+ ... oustanding ... The variety of strategies and tactics available in this game are very satisfying."




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About Knockabout

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Creator Note

"The concept is what intriques me... the using of dice as both counters and as random number generators. It's a very elegant strategy game in which you're always calculating odds. It's a game where a lot can change with one well-placed (and a little lucky) knock."

Knockabout Starting Position

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Knockabout Mid-Game Position

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