Rule of Yonmoque Game
To place 4 pieces in a row - either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
Number of Players: Two
1) PLACEMENT & MOVES
There are only two things that a player can do on his/her turn.
Place a piece on the board (if pieces are available) or move a piece that is already on the board.
On a player's turn, he/she may place an un-played piece on any unoccupied square.
On a player's turn. he/she may move any of his/her pieces that are on the board. Each piece may move one space in any direction (identical to a King in Chess).
However, white pieces on white squares may move along the entire chain of white squares (like a Bishop in Chess).
The same rule applies to the blue pieces on blue squares. The half white and half blue squares, at the center and on the corners, are neutral (neither blue nor white).
If a player moves a piece into a position that surrounds an opponent's pieces in a line( horizontally, vertically or diagonally), the opponent's pieces are then FLIPPED.
in the figure above, if blue moves his piece as indicated by the arrow, then the two white pieces will be bounded on either side by blue pieces.
Therefore, when blue makes the above move, the white pieces are flipped and they become blue.
3) FLIPS only occur when a player makes a MOVE.
A player may not cause an opponent's pieces to FLIP by PLACING a piece on the board.
4) A player may only win with four in a row, with a MOVE. A player may PLACE a piece on the board to create four in a row but this does not win the game.
5) If any player creates 5 in a row with his/her color, he/she loses.
How to Play:
1:Decide who will play blue and who will play white.
2:Divide the 12 pieces evenly between the two players.
3:Blue always plays first.
4:There are no pieces on the board at the beginning of a game and the blue player starts by placing a piece anywhere on the board.
5:The white player then places a piece on the board.
6:On the blue player's second turn, he/she can either place another piece on the board or move their piece already on the board.
7:There is no rule regarding how many pieces a player must play. Of course, each player must PLACE at least one piece on the board.
8:Play continues until either a player has won(4 in a row), or a player has lost(5 in a row)