Ataxx rules

Ataxx is played on a 7×7 board with the following setup:

A B C D E F G 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 A B C D E F G

Players take turn to act with their , doing one of two things:

  • to an empty square two steps away (allowing diagonals)
  • by spawning a new in an empty adjacent square

In both cases, after acting, all enemy adjacent to the target square are taken over by the acting player.

When the board is full, the player with the most wins!

To the left Player 1 is pondering whether to make a1 to b1 (middle) or to c2 (right).
A B C D E 1 2 3 4
A B C D E 1 2 3 4
A B C D E 1 2 3 4
Both options have drawbacks; the gives up the corner, but the leaves Player 2 with the last remaining empty square in this region. Here, the is likely the better move.