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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Also during this start-up phase, the players take turns without interruption. Diagram 5a Step 1: Home Recent Additions Welcome Wiki. One has two options for the second step: The rules are separated into 3 parts: That being said, there are several things to understand about how you employ potentials.

See again illustrations 5a and 5b: Gupf 2b Step 2: Contents One game board, 18 white basic pieces, 18 black basic pieces, and one rule book. If you draw white, you begin.

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Each line is characterized by 2 black dots and a various number of intersections with other lines. 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. In total White captured 3 black pieces and recycled rulles white pieces. In this case, the player playing with that color may leave them on their spots or he may take one or more GIPF-pieces from the board, either before or after making his move.

These are the only pieces you use in the basic rules of GIPF.

For readability purposes, these rules use masculine pronouns when referring to “a player”. The ” TAMSK-piece “, when it is pushed into the center spot, grants its owner an extra move on her turn.


The players start the game with 3 pieces each on the board.

Leave them clearly visible next to the board. This is step 1. If you would, you would push a piece out of gilf game at the opposite site and that is not allowed. As soon as 4 pieces of the same color are lined up next to each other, they must be taken from the board by the one playing with that color. The players take turns. First and foremost, the potentials are all expansions to GIPF.

Since it is imperative to bring a piece into play each turn, a player must try to keep his reserve “alive”.

On the one hand, just as in the basic game, a player must comply with the rule to bring a piece into play each turn; on the other hand, he must also take care that his “GIPF” stays in play i. Note that all the pieces are moved in one and the same direction. If they do intersect as shown in the diagramthe player may choose which row he will take. Next, push the piece onto the cleared spot. In addition to removing the 4 pieces, the pieces that form a direct extension of these 4 pieces must also be removed.

Black may choose between taking the row with 4 pieces or the one with 5 pieces. Pieces in reserve are pieces of your own color that are not in play. Pieces that are not in play are hereafter referred to as the reserve. One way to play with them is to require you to win their corresponding game in order to activate the powers, but as with all the games in this series, Kris Burm suggests several “levels” of play, and this is just one of them.


One can move a piece only one spot at a time, never two or more. By doing so, he pushed a white piece onto the central spot and formed himself a row of 4 pieces on the e-diagonal. GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: See again illustrations 5a and 5b: Players should always be able to see how many pieces the opponent has left in his reserve. White has made the move indicated by the arrow and may first take pieces; White takes 4 white pieces and 1 black piece, and then Black must take 4 black pieces.

Diagram 7 White has made the move indicated by the arrow and may take pieces first. The goal is to capture opponent’s pieces, so that eventually he has no pieces left to bring into play. Diagram 5b Step 2: He has only one piece left in his reserve and there’s no way to recycle pieces. The board shows a pattern of lines.

GIPF Rules

A turn The players take turns. If a white piece would have extended the row on spot c5Black would have captured it. A piece must gipd first be placed on a dot, regardless of the move that will be made. It may occur that more than one row of 4 or more pieces of the same color are lined up at the same time.

GIPF Game Rules

Diagrams 4a Black removes 4 black pieces. How to play the standard version and introducing GIPF-pieces, i. Finally, the new piece is pushed onto the cleared spot.

White moves over the pieces on the b1-i4 line 1 spot. More information can be found on the project GIPF website. GIPF-piece Draw lots for your color.