黑玩家 Black Player
白玩家 White Player
The Ancient Game of Liubo
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局 The Board
You will be joined another waiting human player, or you may play the AI.
The sticks are thrown automatically every turn, on 1-1 or 4-4 you get a bonus throw.
You move twice each turn, the first number first, then the second.
You can click the Moves button to see the board positions.
Stones can move only once each turn, unless it is your last stone.
Place your stones in play on the board by throw number, then around counterclockwise.
Landing on an opponent stone returns it to them, which happens before an owl promotion.
At cardinal positions 6 and 11, you can move stones across towards the center.
You get a bonus throw and free a prisoner if your stone makes a board loop.
梟 The Owl
You can an owl and a bonus throw if your stone lands in the center, and you have no owl
An owl can move in any direction along the board, and can move twice during a turn.
If you have an owl and you capture an owl, it is returned to the opponent as a stone.
When an owl lands on an opponent stone, that stone is taken prisoner
If you do not have an owl and you capture an opponent owl, you win the game.
You lose if after your turn, having an owl, your opponent has none but has 5 or 6 stones in play.
Each side has ten minutes to play; if you run out of time first, you lose.
If you have six prisoners, you win.
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John Arley Burns
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Music by John Huang