|Akron is a two-player abstract board game played on a square board that was invented by Cameron Browne in 2002.|
Akron is played on a board with a square grid of 8x8 holes:
|Object of the Game|
The goal of Akron is to form a chain of stones of your color touching each other and linking the opposite edges of the board marked by your color after your opponent has moved. It means that the player's chain must still connect both of his sides after the opponent's replying move. A corner is considered to be part of both adjoining edges.
Two stones touch each other in two cases:
Black stones "B" and "C" touch each other sincethey are orthogonally adjacent to each other.
Two stones are connected if one can be reached from the other through a series of touching same-coloured pieces. However,if a connection crosses over an opponent’s connection at any point then the uppermost connection prevails; the lower connection is cut until the upper one is removed.
Touching black stones "A" and "B" cut the connection between white stones "C" and "D"
The game begins with an empty board.
Each player has an allocated color: Black or White.
Starting with Black, players take turns doing one of the following actions: