Decide which player will play with the white pieces. That player takes the first turn. Playing pieces may be moved along the lines diagonally, forward, backwards, or sideways-to a vacant intersection, as shown below.
If a player moves a piece next to an opponent’s piece without a vacant point in between, then all the opponent’s pieces that extend in an unbroken line from that player’s piece in the direction of the attack are captured and removed from the board.If the line of the opponent’s pieces is broken by a vacant point or by one of the player’s own pieces, then the opponent’s pieces are captured up to that point or piece only, as shown below and opposite.
All three of these types of captures are called c apture by “approach.” Captures may also be made by “withdrawal.” If a player moves a piece away from a line of the opponent’s pieces, then the opponent’s pieces in the line of the withdrawal move are captured and removed from the board.
If a player’s move threatens two or more rows of the opponent’s pieces, the player may decide which row to capture. The player is not required to choose the longest row for capture.
To PLAY-The first player is allowed only one move. From then on, each player may continue taking moves until it is no longer possible to capture any of the opponent’s pieces. But each move must be along a different line on the board, so that even if the same piece is being moved, it must be moved in different directions.