The other two are Shakti and Caïssa.
In the initial position the board is covered with 49 tiles. There are two players, white and black. Each has a king, a rook, a bishop and a knight, initially positioned as shown.
- The king is an old acquaintance from Shakti: it moves to the first tile it can see in any of 8 directions. If and when the king moves, the tile it vacates is either removed, or it sprouts a piece the player has 'in hand', see 're-entering'.
- The rook moves and captures like a rook in chess.
- The bishop moves and captures like a bishop in chess.
- The knight moves and captures like a knight in chess.
A 'piece in hand' may be optionally re-entered. This is done by moving the king and placing the piece on the tile thus vacated. If the king moves without re-entering a piece, then the tile it vacates is removed in the same turn. There are two conditions under either or both of which the king may not re-enter a piece:
- If the king makes a capture.
- If the king moves out of check.
To checkmate the opponent's king.
Stalemate doesn't exist, 3-fold is a draw.
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