Lines of Action is the original connection game. The players
start with their pieces in two groups on opposite sides of the board,
with the goal of uniting all the pieces into one group. The
pieces must always move exactly as many spaces as there are pieces of
either color anywhere along the line of movement. These rules define a
game nicely balanced between strategy and tactics.
As a fairly old and relatively well known game, there are many
variations of LOA, and one unique variation called LOAPS is
played here. LOAPS was originally developed as challenge for
robots at boardspace are beatable, but not easily.