A complex strategy game for two players
Bollwerk 178 stands for endless fun! On the board there is enormous potential for attacks, sheer unlimited possibilities for various positions, countless options for the next move, as well as an incredibly wide range of defense strategies.
The goal of the game is to occupy the opponent’s end field with a piece or a bomb. Whoever captures all their opponent’s pieces or immobilizes their opponent also wins.
Each game is unique. Surprising and sudden turns keep causing astonishment.
Each player has 20 spectacular pieces and 25 supplementary stones at their disposal. The game is played on a board with 178 squares. The game board is in a constant state of change due to the supplementary stones.
During its development, Bollwerk 178 was inspired by chess. However, it is substantially different from chess because of the large playing board, the different types of pieces, the game objective, the handling of game situations, the supplementary stones, the various strategies and principles and much more.