Copyright (c) 2002 Walter Joris

This game is played on a 8x8 board:

  • SETUP - Each player drops two friendly stones on empty cells.
  • TURN - On each turn, each player passes or drops a friendly stone on an empty cell orthogonally adjacent to another friendly stone.
  • GOAL - When both players pass, wins the player with more stones.

Notice that a player which encloses an area of empty cells, can automatically claim it.

An example

This is an endgame, there's no need to continue playing. Black won 35-29.

This game can be player with just pencil and paper. It is presented at 100 Strategic Games for Pen and Paper by Walter Joris.