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Subject: Re: Rules of "EinStein wuerfelt nicht"

Author: Tony Werten

Date: 01:03:53 03/06/05

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```On March 05, 2005 at 11:19:59, Ingo Althofer wrote:

>On March 05, 2005 at 10:49:51, Dieter Buerssner wrote:
>>Did you show the rules?
>
>Sorry, not yet. But here they come.
>
>Two player X and Y, moving in turn, X to start.
>Passing is not allowed.
>
>A move consists of two parts:
>(i)rolling dice
>and
>(ii) pushing one own piece one square "forward"
>
>Each player has 6 stones in the beginning, with numbers
>1, 2, ..., 6. The quadratic board has size 5x5.
>Player X starts with all his stones in the 6 squares of
>the upper left, player Y in the lower right.
>(Each player is free to select the arrangement of his stones
>on the six starting squares.)
>
>Example starting position:
>x1 x6 x3 -- --
>x5 x2 -- -- --
>x4 -- -- -- y2
>-- -- -- y3 y1
>-- -- y4 y6 y5
>
>Feasible directions for X are one step to the south, to the
>east, and diagonally to the south-east.
>Feasible directions for Y are one step to the north, to the
>west, and diagonally to the north-west.
>A move may be to a free square or it may capture an opponent
>or it may capture an own piece. (Often it really helps to
>capture own stones!)

Does x have to capture its own stone when it throws 1 in the starting position ?
Or does the first free square in a direction count as a move ? (ie "jump over"
own connected stones )

Tony

>
>The meaning of dice rolls:
>A player has to move with the stone that has the number
>he just rolled. When this stone is no longer on the board,
>he has to move with the next-larger number he still has or with
>the next-smaller number he still has.
>Example: X still has stones 1,2,5. Now he rolls a "4".
>So he is allowed to push either the 2 or the 5. (It does not
>matter that the 5 is nearer to the 4 than the 2!)
>
>End of game is possible in two ways:
>(i) When a player reaches the corner square of the opponent he has won.
>(ii) A player with zero stones remaining has lost.
>
>Please complain, when things are still unclear.
>
>Ingo Althofer.

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