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1. Description and Preparation
  • A board with 16 squares.
  • 16 different pieces each with 4 characteristics: light or dark, round or square, tall or short, solid or hollow.
2. Objective of the game
  • To establish a line of four pieces, with at least one common characteristic on the board.
  • The line of pieces may be across the board, up and down, or along a diagonal.
3. Game sequence
  • The first player selects one of the 16 pieces and gives it to his opponent.
  • That player places the piece on any square on the board; he must then choose one of the 15 pieces remaining and give it to his opponent.
  • In his turn, that player places on a empty square, and so onů
4. Winning the game
  • A player wins the game when, as he places the piece given to him, he creates a line of 4 light pieces or 4 dark pieces or 4 round pieces or 4 square pieces or 4 short pieces or 4 solid pieces or 4 hollow pieces.
  • (Different characteristics can accumulate.
  • He does not need to have placed the 3 other pieces himself.)
5. End of the game
  • All the pieces have been placed and no winner declared.
6. Duration of the game
  • From 10 to 20 minutes.
7. Variation for beginners
  • Until you are familiar with the game, you can play with 1, 2 or 3 features as line criteria. For example: Create on the board a line of 4 pieces of the same color (just one feature chosen).
8. Variation for advanced players
  • The objective of the game is to create a line or a square of 4 pieces having at least one common feature. There are then 9 additional ways to win.
by KenyaSong, kenyasong@gmail.com
january 2006

Last updated: October 7, 2007

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