Malefiz, also known as Barricade, is a board game, invented by Werner Schöppner and first marketed in 1959. It is a descendant of the board game Pachisi, but it lacks the former game's circular gameplay, and makes use of extra pieces to build blockades.
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Two to four players begin the game with 5 pieces each, arranged at the bottom of the board. The goal is to reach the very top of the board. A roll of the dice determines how many places each piece is allowed to move. Players can block their opponents by moving 'barricade' pieces to obstruct their path.