Copyright (c) 1999 Jan Kristian Haugland

Nineteen is played on a 3x3 hexagonal board.

  • TURN - On each turn, each player must do one of the following actions:
    • Remove one stone
    • Remove two adjacent stones
    • Remove three stones forming a triangle
  • GOAL - Loses the player that removes the last stone
An example

One possible opening move: removing 3 stones.

Some words from the author: The player who takes the last piece loses, he doesn't win. If it is a win to take the last piece, the first player has a simple winning strategy: Take the center piece and then mirror your opponent's moves.