Lox board Definitions
  • Two stones, or a stone and an empty cell, see each other if they lie on the same straight line of adjacent cells and there are no other stones between them along that line.
  • You control a cell if the number of stones of your colour it sees is more than half the number of cells (empty or occupied) adjacent to it.

The game starts on an empty board. Players move in turn to place one stone on an empty cell not controlled by the opponent, or to replace an opponent's stone by a friendly one on a cell they control. Red moves first. The second player is on his first move entitled to a swap.

If a player on his turn finds a solid cell to cell connection with his pieces between the two edges of his colour, then he has won. It means that any connection made, must outlive the opponent's next turn, a turn in which he can still break it by capture.