Beautiful and fancy wooden version of an exciting strategy game for 2 players.
It includes one extra large wooden board and 2 wooden boxes with pegs.
The board is in square shape with 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines making 361 intersections. Each intersection is called "Point"
There are 180 white pegs and 181 black pegs (361 all together like the amount of Points on the wooden board).
How to play
At the start of the game the board is empty. Players decide who will play black or white.
Black play first placing one peg at any Point on the board. White will play next doing the same.
Once the pegs are placed on the board they are not allowed to be moved. The play consist only adding further pegs to the board on unoccupied Points and players play alternately.
The object is to capture "Territory" as much as possible while preventing from the opponent doing so. At the end of the game the player who has captured more "Territory" is the WINNER.
"Territory" is defined as "Point" or "Points" surrounded by pegs of the same color.
See picture "Territory"
A peg or group of pegs will be taken when completely surrounded by opposing pegs.
Once taken, pegs are removed from the board, put aside, and never returned to the board.
At the end of the game they serve to count up the score.
See picture "Surrounded and Taken".
End of Game
The game ends when:
1. All pegs have been played, or
2. There is no more Territory to be captured
Counting the Score
Each player will count the amount of Points surrounded (captured) by his pegs and deduct by the number of his pegs which have been captured by the opponent and were removed from the board during the game.
Who is the WINNER?
The winner is the one who has the higher score!