Let’s begin with a comforting notion: GIPF is not hard to learn. The length of these rules is not meant to overwhelm you; it is the result of our attempt to be as. In the RULES, unless inconsistent with the context, words and expressions defined in the ACT and not in the RULES shall bear the meanings thus assigned to. Learn how to play Gipf by reading the rules and instructions. Don’t be deceived, winning Gipf is easier than you might think.

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Black must take the 3 single pieces from the board, and decide what he’ll do with the GIPF-piece, and must then make a move. White forces Black to return 5 pieces to his reserve. The game ends when one of the players cannot bring a piece into play. The most practical application of the potentials is merely to use them as a simple GIPF -enhancement.

GIPF Rules

Links Graphical guide to the potentials’ use. By doing so, he pushed a white piece onto the central spot and formed himself a row of 4 pieces on the e-diagonal.

The color of the pieces in a row determines which player must take them. Diagram 7 White has gipt the move indicated by the arrow and may take pieces first. In most cases the choice will amount to taking a GIPF-piece only when it belongs to the opponent. He takes 4 white rlues and 1 black piece. White forces Black to take pieces; Black removes the pieces and next has to make a move.

GIPF Game Rules

Note that White lost more pieces than Black, yet still wins! A piece is not in play as long as it is covering a dot, meaning that the turn isn’t completed.


The exception to that rule is that a row of four or more loaded pieces must be broken by removing at least one loaded piece from it.

See illustrations for step 1 and step 2. As soon as 4 pieces of the same color are lined up, it is compulsory to remove them from the board included the pieces extending the rowno matter who created the row.

Pieces in reserve are pieces of your own color that are not in play. The pieces of your own color are returned to your reserve, the pieces of the other color are captured, thus lost to your opponent. It is not allowed to push a piece out of the play area, i.

Removing pieces from the board does not count as a turn! So, as you see, each time a player forms a row, quite a few pieces are to be removed. Rules in other languages: The only difference between a single piece and a GIPF-piece no matter the color it that GIPF-pieces may be left on the board when they are part of a row that must be removed.

When a situation occurs in which both players must take pieces, the player who caused the situation goes first. If these rows don’t intersect each other, all must be captured; if they do intersect, the player playing with that color may choose which row he will take.

rulrs For readability purposes, these rules use masculine pronouns when referring to “a player”. Now they are in play. The first player to run out of pieces loses the game, even if the other player, too, would run out of pieces in his next turn.

If a white piece would have extended the row on spot c5Black would have captured it. If you do, you will discover a pure and challenging game, offering plenty of variation and inexhaustible possibilities.


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Rulex is not hard to learn. At the most basic level, the term potentials is just a fancy term for the gilf that act as expansions to GIPFand provide special powers.

If you decide to leave them on the board and they are still lined up when it is your turn again, then you may again choose what you’ll do before you make your move, and, if they are still lined up after having played, after your move. Index All Recent Guidelines.

Each line is characterized by 2 black dots and a various number of intersections with other lines. If a capture occurs in which the top DVONN-potential does not match the color of the components below it, strip the DVONN-potential off the top of that particular piece, and leave the rest of the piece.

Black may choose between taking the row with 4 pieces or the one with 5 pieces. Pieces which are not in play are hereafter referred to as the reserve. How to play GIPF with pieces in their elementary application.

When a situation occurs in which both players must take pieces, the player who caused the situation goes first. If they do intersect as shown in the diagramthe player may choose which row he will take. The players take turns. See again illustrations 5a and 5b: Next, push the piece onto the cleared spot. The first player to run out of pieces loses the game, even if the other player, too, would run out of pieces in his next turn.