In the second version, each player takes alternate turns placing his or her pieces wherever they like on the outer rim of the board.

Pieces are moved one space forward or sideways. Once a piece has been moved toward the center, it may not be moved backwards toward the outer rim. If a player touches a piece, he must move it or forfeit his turn.

To PLAY When a guard is trapped between an opponent’s pieces, its player must move it to any vacant space on the outer rim of the board in her next turn.

When a player’s Queen is trapped between two of the opponent’s pieces, the player must move his Queen to any vacant hexagon chosen by the opponent for his next turn.