The Rules for Triad

Triad is an abstract board game for three players with play-defined move order.

Goal: Play stops the moment any player is eliminated. The game is won by the player with the most pieces left, or else is a tie between the two remaining players if they have equal numbers left.

Moves: Each turn the current player must move, capture, and drop. If the current player has no legal move then they are eliminated and the game ends.

  • The current player must move one of their pieces in a straight line in any of the six hexagonal directions, so as to land on a vacant foreign cell; any intervening cells must be empty. The player whose color matches the  landing cell becomes the candidate and the other opponent becomes the bunny.

  • All opponents’ pieces immediately adjacent to the landing cell are captured and removed from the board. The current player is obliged to make the legal move that captures the most pieces each turn; he may choose among equals.

  • The moving player must then drop a bunny piece on any empty point, unless a player has just been eliminated.

  • The candidate becomes the next player to move.
starting position

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