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How to Play SW

Post by Count Henri » Sat Mar 15, 2003 1:13 am

StoneWars is, well, not the most intuitive game in the universe but it is *really* simple to play. I thought I'd just write a quick primer to make it easier for people to pick up...

Each player begins with 8 Stones each of which may hold upto 7 points. Each side has 24 points total to begin with.

Each turn you may take one action. The three actions are:

1. Movement : Stones may be moved a number of squares equal to the Points on them either in a straight line or *diagonally*. They may NOT jump other stones so must have a clear path. To move a stone LEFT click on it and possible landing squares will be highlighted. LEFT click on one to move there.

2. Splitting : Points may be SPLIT to other stones. To do this RIGHT click on the Stone you wish to redistribute the points from. Then RIGHT click on all Stones you wish to add a point to. You must remove ALL points from the first Stone and may only put ONE point on other Stones. To cancel SPLITTING you may RIGHT click on the original Stone again before all the points are distributed. Since Stones may only have 7 points splitting a full Stone will AUTOMATICALLY give all other Stones 1 point.

3, Attacking : To attack you LEFT Click on one of your Stones and may then LEFT click on any square that contains an Enemy Stone (that has Points on it) in your Stones landing areas. NOTE : This will *not* move your Stone.
The attack will destroy all points on the Enemy Stone regardless of relative point totals (ie you can destroy 7 points with a 1 point stone). The Enemy Stone will remain where it is as a zero point stone and may have Points Split to it later so keep that in mind.
Also clicking on the Enemy Stone will do nothing - it must be the Square it sits on.

WINNING : There are 4 ways to win.
1. Domination : Destroy all your Enemies Points.
2. Limited Moves : Highest point total after xx moves wins.
3. Time: If an opponents total move time exceeds the xx minute limit for a game. ie in a 10 minute game no player may take more than 10 minutes total to make ALL their moves.
4. Surrender : One player may surrender to another at any time.

SCORING : Each Stone contains upto 7 Points. Each player starts with 24 Points. As these Points are destroyed they may NOT be regained. Any Stone on one of the 4 center Squares will count as triple points for scoring purposes only. All other Stones count as face value for Scoring.

Hope this helps...
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Post by Underdog » Sat Mar 15, 2003 2:47 am

As I recall Henri you also get double points for any points in your opponents back row.
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Post by gm_al » Sat Mar 15, 2003 11:13 am

Very well, glad to see such a 'manual' hitting the boards !

I must add three things:
1. CH beat me in our last game :cry: This is outrageous, and I will testplay like a slave to regain control over the game....grrrr.....
2, You are also allowed to attack an enemy Stone with zero points on it. You will actually achive nothing by doing so, but it is still a valid move you may use in case you need to do ANYTHING.
3. Yes, Stones that are placed in the opponents row (top row/bottom row) count double for the total score. This applies to all scenarios.

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Post by Count Henri » Sat Mar 15, 2003 11:36 am

gm_al wrote:1. CH beat me in our last game :cry: This is outrageous, and I will testplay like a slave to regain control over the game....grrrr.....


Muhahahahahahahahaha....

2, You are also allowed to attack an enemy Stone with zero points on it. You will actually achive nothing by doing so, but it is still a valid move you may use in case you need to do ANYTHING.


*blinks*

Hmmm now that is very handy to know...

Double Muhahahahahahhaahahaha...

3. Yes, Stones that are placed in the opponents row (top row/bottom row) count double for the total score. This applies to all scenarios.


Wish I knew that earlier...

Triple Muhahahahahahahaahhaahahahahahahahahahaa *GASP* hahahahahahahahahahahaha....
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Post by Egbert » Thu Aug 07, 2003 8:42 pm

Call me obsessive, but I finally found the game that I was thinking of, which sounded a lot like StoneWars. It's called Shogun, and I used to love to play it as a kid. Here is a link, with pics:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/viewitem.php3?gameid=2043
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If you're young at heart."

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