Copyright (c) 1984 Christian Freeling
This game is played on an empty 8x8 square board. There is 2 Kings of each color plus 19 stones off board.
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The King at g7 may slide to cell , capturing two stones: b2 and c3 (by custodian with the Green King at a1) and the Black King at d5 (by custodian with the Black King at d6).
Some words from the author: [...] it's the threat of capturing a piece rather than the actuality, that directs the game. Here an piece adjacent to an opponent can block it in one direction while threatening capture. The games strategy is obvious, but its tactics allow degrees of refinement that ensure interesting play. And again, knowing the tactical secrets of a number of particular initial set-ups, comes in handy. There's also a hexagonal variant, HexSqueeze.
A twin game also by Freeling is Swish where the setup and goal are identical but the move and capture rules are different. The King may slide any number of empty cells and then jump (in the same direction) an unbroken line of stones (or enemy Kings, but not a mixed line) landing on one of the next empty cells. All the jumped pieces are captured.