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Tzaar is a combined stacking and capturing game.  Every turn consists of two moves, the first must be a capturing move, and the second may be a capturing move or a defensive move.  You start with different numbers of 3 types of pieces.  The pieces all have the same power, but all three types have to be preserved.   Overall, a very nice balance of offense and defence is required. 

Read the official rules on the project Gipf web site.

Robots:  Strong players haven't reported yet, but the bot is good enough to be a challenge to beginners.

tzaar board

Tzaar rankings at Boardspace
Tzaar at BoardGameGeek
Tzaar Win/Loss database Tzaar official home page
Tzaar game archives
Kris Burm explains Tzaar (5 min video)

The back story: 
As soon as it was available, Tzaar was an immediate candidate for Boardspace.  A no-brainer.


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