(c) 1987 Jim McAuley
The game starts at a 7x5 square
board with the following setup:
- The Jack can only be moved by jumping over any
other stones on the board
can jump over one or more stones in a straight line
(orthogonal or diagonal), and can continue to jump, if
possible (but it's not mandatory).
-They can move one cell in any direction or they can jump as the Jack.
cannot jump over the Jack.
ROWS - Each player is allowed to have one soldier at his first
row, and cannot move any stone to the opponent's 1st row.
- At each turn, each player can do just one of the following:
a soldier one cell;
with one soldier;
with the Jack.
- Wins the plays who gets
the Jack to the opponent's first row.
can win in
one move by jumping the Jack in the following way: c2-a2-c4-c7.
words from the author: The game Jump Jack was
invented by myself in the year 1987, it was based on a sporting theme the jack
representing the ball and the pieces are the two opposing teams. I live in the
town of Larne - Northern Ireland. The game is mostly
played locally. My web page is www.geocities.com/mcauleyjim2000.