7 of your opponent’s pieces or prevent opponent from moving.
SET UP: Each
player chooses a color and removes all pieces from the board.
Square Off™ is played in two stages. In stage 1, players take turns placing their
pieces on the board. In stage 2,
players take turns moving their pieces one space along a line. Whenever a player lines up three of his own
pieces in a row connected by a straight line, he removes one of his opponent’s
pieces from the board.
Stage 1: Placing Pieces on the
youngest player goes first.
take turns placing their pieces on any unoccupied circle on the
board. These are “active”
pieces. The object is to form
three in a row along a straight line.
- When a
player maneuvers three of his own pieces into a straight line, he captures
the opposing piece of his choice and permanently removes it from the
board. Players may not remove a
piece that is part of an opposing three-in-a-row. Once a piece is removed, it may not be
used again during the current game.
1 continues until both players have placed all their pieces on the board.
Stage 2: Moving Pieces
take turns moving one of their pieces to any adjacent, unoccupied circle,
which is connected by a line.
soon as a player maneuvers three of his own pieces into a straight line,
he captures the opposing piece of his choice and permanently removes it
from the board. Players may not
remove a piece that is part of an opposing three-in-a-row. Once a piece is removed, it may not be
- Once a
player forms a three-in-a-row, he may un-form and re-form the same
three-in-a-row over and over again (and remove an opposing piece each
ends when a player has only two pieces on the board, or cannot move.
In addition to the rule for the Classic Version:
may jump over an opponent’s piece if the jump is along a straight line and
there is an empty space directly behind the jumped piece. Players do not remove the jumped piece
from the board (unless the jump forms a three-in-a-row, in which case they
may remove any piece that they choose).
may not move directly in and out of the same three-in-a-row. Players must wait an additional turn
after un-forming a three-in-a-row before re-forming it.
In addition to the rules for the Classic Version:
player may trade one of his active pieces with an opponent’s piece. Trading counts as a move, and players
may only trade one piece per turn.
Players may not trade a piece with an opposing piece that is part
of a three-in-a-row. If the trade
formed a three-in-a-row, the trading player removes an opposing
piece. If the trade forms a
three-in-a-row for the opponent, the opponent removes one of the trading
player’s pieces. In some cases,
both players will be able to remove a piece.
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CA. All Rights Reserved. Square Off,
Jump Off and Trading Places are trademarks of University Games