3verse Rules

the game

3verse is a game for two players. The action takes place on a board of 8x8 squares. The first player owns pieces X, the second player owns pieces O.

At the beginning of the game, each player has two pieces on opposite corners, a sufficient number of pieces and two marks off board.

Players drop one pieces and move his two marks at a time. Who move last is the winner.

the move

The moving player removes his marks from the board, if any.

He chooses one of his pieces already on the board. We will call it the anchor. Then he drops his first mark in an empty square in the same row or in the same column of the anchor. Then he drops his last mark in an empty square in the same row or in the same column of his first mark, but not in the same row or in the same column of the anchor. Then he drops one of his off board pieces in an empty square in the same row or in the same column of his last mark, but not in the same row or in the same column of his first mark.

There can't be any pieces (X, O, or other player's marks) between the anchor and the first mark, between the first and the last mark, between the last mark and the dropped piece.

Here are 3 moves:

3verse_example_move1.jpg
3verse_example_move2.jpg
3verse_example_move3.jpg

other info

I call the path between the anchor and the dropped piece a 3verse', because squares are alligned in three consecutive lines. In the game, you reach the dropping piece with a 3verse. Using k-1 marks, k = 0, 1, …, you can play kverse.

3verse was invented between July and August 2006. I hope the game is new, easy and fun.

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