(2 players, from 8 years old)
1 board with 37 squares 18 «White» pieces with values 1, 2, 3 and 4 18 «Red» pieces with values 1, 2, 3 and 4 1 «Totem» piece
Circles are worth 1, two lines worth 2, a Y is worth 3, and X is worth 4.
To encircle the Totem and get more points than your opponent in the final count.
Place the board between the two players and place the Totem on the center square. Players choose 18 pieces of one color and place them in front of them.
HOW TO PLAY
The player with the white pieces plays first. Players take turns moving the Totem on the board and then placing one of their pieces around it until it is completely surrounded and immobilized.
MOVING WITH THE TOTEM
Each player in turn moves the Totem one square directly around it in any direction as long as the destination square is free. Then they place one of their pieces on another free square around the new position of the Totem before handing over to the opponent. Players can move the Totem several squares by jumping over their own pieces, only if they form a continuous line (diagonal or orthogonal) leading to a free square (it is therefore also possible to jump over only one piece further if it leads to a free square). It is forbidden to jump over the pieces of the opponent’s color.
POSITIONING OF PIECES
Each time a player has moved the Totem, they must place one of their pieces (of any value) on one of the free squares directly around it (8 squares maximum). The value of the pieces played is chosen by the players according to the strategy they choose to adopt.
When a player has just moved the Totem and all the squares around it are occupied, they must play one of their pieces on any other available square of the board.
END OF THE GAME
The game ends when a player can no longer move the Totem (at this point, the Totem must be encircled). Each player then calculates the total value of the pieces surrounding the Totem (8 pieces in total). The player with the most points wins the game.
GAME ENDS IN A TIE
If both players have the same score when the Totem is encircled, the player with the most pawns of his color wins the game. If both score and color are equal, the game ends in a tie.