|Interesting games - Pilare|
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The game is played on a 6x6 or 8x8 board. There are two players, Red and Black. Each player has ten (fourteen) men in his color. There are an additional 36 (64) neutral black men in the game. The diagram shows the 6x6 board with the pieces in the initial position.
The object of Pilare is to leave the opponent without legal moves.
Starting from the Red player, each player picks up any whole stack of men with his color on top (a single man is considered to be a stack too).
After picking up the stack, the player places its bottom man on a square that is horizontally or vertically adjacent to the source square. If the square is not empty then the new man is placed on top of the square's stack. Then the player takes the next man from the bottom of the stack and places it on a square that is horizontally or vertically adjacent to the previous square. The player continues distributing the stack, until all its checkers are placed on the board. After placing each checker the player can change direction but it is forbidden to make a 180 degrees turn.
Here's a 'before and after' example that should be self explanatory:
Pilare © Jorge Gómez Arrausi