Copyright (c) 1994? Laymen Allen
Meditation is played on a 7x7 board, with the following setup:
- The first player drops a stone onto a cell adjacent (orthogonal or
diagonal) to the central cell.
DROPS - All other drops must be on an adjacent cell (orthogonal
or diagonal) of the last dropped stone. That cell can be empty or
occupied by one of the original setup stones. In the latter case,
that stone is captured (and replaced by the newly dropped stone).
GOAL - The game ends, when all stones of one of the colors are
captured or there is no legal move left. Wins the player with more
captured stones of his own color.
As I present this game, things may tend to become a bit confusing, when setup
stones are replaced by dropped stones it is possible to use small pieces of
paper to differentiate setup stones from dropped ones). The original game uses a
board with colored squares on the same positions presented on the initial
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