Divide and Conquer - The Board and Online Game

Divide and Conquer Game with Game Board and PiecesGame Play


Divide and Conquer is an abstract strategy board game for 3-4 players. As the Commander of a battalion of troops, you plan out and execute troop movements to secure objective regions around the game board. Your opponent’s competing troops will cause you to tangle and engage in conflict taking on causalities and slowing your pace to victory. You must anticipate the other players’ strategies by moving with precision and seizing the initiative. Sometimes your position is defensive to block an opponent from an objective and other times you are invading occupied regions to weaken the offensive of another player.

The game mechanics are based in mathematics and game theory, which provides an additional opponent. If you plan optimally, you will not only defeat the other players, but you will also solve the game with a minimal number of movements.

Divide and Conquer is played with 3-4 players of all ages with play lasting 30-45 minutes.



The following variants are included with the current rule set and extend the base rules for beginning players, advanced strategies, and 2 player games.

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Players at Gen Con 2009 playing Divide and Conquer

Gen Con 2009


Game Design by Hans Scharler

Artwork by Ted Johnston


© Hans Scharler. All rights reserved. Patent Pending.