SERAUQS

Copyright (c) ? Competitive GamesThis game is played on a 4x4 square board. Each player starts with 3 basic stones and one wild stone off board.

SETUP- Each player alternatively places his 4 stones in his first row.MOVE- On each turn, each player moves one of his stones to an (orthogonal or diagonal) adjacent empty cell (no jumps, no captures).GOAL- Wins the player that makes one of the following patterns (the opponent's wild stone can also be used in these winning patterns):

An orthogonal or diagonal 4 in-a-row (except the initial position). Occupy the 4 center cells. Occupy the 4 corner cells.

An exampleBlack's turn. He wins by moving b4-c3. The only Green option would be to stop the Black wild stone by moving d2-d3, but by moving there it will give a winning 4 in-a-row to Black.

Thanks to Herb Levy for providing Serauqs' rules information.