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How GG started?

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:59 pm
by mamamaslang
The Game of the Generals, also called Salpakan and simply The Generals, is an educational wargame invented in the Philippines by Sofronio H. Pasola, Jr. in 1970. It can be played within twenty to thirty minutes. It is designed for two players and requires the use of logic. The games simulates armies at war trying to outflank and outmaneuver each other. As in actual warfare, the game allows only one side's plan to succeed. Certain strategies and tactics, however, allow both sides the chances of securing a better idea of the other's plans as the game progresses.

In 1980, Ideal released The Generals Electronic Strategy Game. The rules and piece ranks are the same as above, except that the "Spies" are "Agents", and an "electronic arbiter" "determines" which piece wins in a confrontation; neither player sees his opponent's pieces. The plastic pieces have selected notches on their bases, which depress certain indentations in the "electronic arbiter's" twin slots. The lights flash and a short musical phrase plays before a light labeled "battle winner" is illuminated. The losing piece is removed from the board, while the winning piece is place back on the board. If the flag is placed in the "electronic arbiter", it plays "Taps" after the initial musical phrase.

Unlike the original version of the game, if a player's flag reaches the back row in The Generals Electronic Strategy Game, that player wins, even if an opposing piece occupies an adjacent square on the back row.

Unlike the somewhat similar game of Stratego, Generals does not have any bombs, nor miners to defuse them, nor scouts to zip several spaces across the board in one move. Nor does Generals have any immovable pieces (both the flag and the bombs in Stratego are stationary). In addition, unlike Stratego, which features two "lakes" in the middle of the board, all the squares on the board are accessible. Also, each player has two Agents, while in Stratego, he only has one Spy.

Re: How GG started?

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:59 pm
by bobby
MamaMas,

Salamat sa post mo.

Bobby

Re: How GG started?

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:11 pm
by ahihihi
how salpakanna started po? a hihi hi hehehe

Re: How GG started?

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:42 pm
by haringjuan
galing naman nito... =)

Re: How GG started?

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:35 pm
by tpasolini
hello guys! could someone please tell me who i can speak to and who's in charge of this site? i am the legitimate owner of Game of the Generals board game. kindly give me your email address so i can get in touch with you.
appreciate it..........General Pasola

Re: How GG started?

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:27 pm
by bobby
tpasolini wrote:hello guys! could someone please tell me who i can speak to and who's in charge of this site? i am the legitimate owner of Game of the Generals board game. kindly give me your email address so i can get in touch with you.
appreciate it..........General Pasola


Hi General Pasola,

Please send me a PM (Private Mesage) via this forum.

Thanks.
Bobby

Re: How GG started?

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:39 pm
by GGmon
ahihihi wrote:how salpakanna started po? a hihi hi hehehe
Oonga...
dati may napasukan na rin akong site na similar name... salpakan na (about 7 years ago)... pero parang nawala sya ng matagal... tapos nagbalik ulit.
Same ba ito non?

pongatz

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:04 pm
by pongatz

Re: How GG started?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:00 pm
by yukinojo
HAAAYYY......
Sana maibalik ang kaadikan ng mga Pilipino rito dati.
Iyong tipo bang magkabilaan ang mga tournament nito at araw-araw ay may makikita kang naglalaro nito sa daan.
Hmm...
Kung gawing anime o manga aya ito para sumikat ulit... heheheheheh....
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: How GG started?

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:33 am
by ProffyPaul
yukinojo wrote:HAAAYYY......
Sana maibalik ang kaadikan ng mga Pilipino rito dati.
Iyong tipo bang magkabilaan ang mga tournament nito at araw-araw ay may makikita kang naglalaro nito sa daan.
Hmm...
Kung gawing anime o manga aya ito para sumikat ulit... heheheheheh....
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
SANA NGA PO HAHAHAHHA GOOD CONCEPT