Sapos was designed in 2012
Sapos (toads in Spanish) is a game for 2 players
15 – 20 minutes play time, for ages 8+
32 pieces in two colors, 16 pieces of one color, and 16 pieces of another color
Player last to move wins.
The game is played on the spaces of an 8×8 board that starts out with 4 pieces of one color placed on the points d2, d3,e2,e3 and 4 pieces of another color are placed on d6,d7,e6,e7. The remaining 24 pieces are held in a player’s respective reserves.
Choose a player to move first and then the second player will move twice only on her first turn, thereafter turns alternate.
Each turn a player must make one or more jumps with one of his pieces.
Each jump must be in an orthogonal direction over one friendly or enemy piece into a vacant space directly after the jumped piece. The jumping piece may change direction between jumps.
An enemy piece is removed from the board immediately after a jump and returned to the owner’s reserve.
You may not add a piece from your reserve if on the same turn you have captured an enemy piece
If no enemy pieces are jumped, a piece from a player’s reserve is placed in a vacant orthogonally adjacent space to the final position of the jumping piece.
End of game
The game ends when a player is unable to take his turn.
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