|Yavalath is a two-player abstract board game played on a hexagonal board that was designed by a program called Ludi (invented by Cameron Browne) in 2007.
Yavalath is played on a hexagonal board with five cells per side:
|Object of the Game
|The goal of Yavalath is to place four stones in a row or to force an opponent to place three stones in a row.
The game begins with an empty board.
Each player has an allocated color: White or Black.
Starting with White, players take turns placing a stone of their color in any empty cell on the board.
Since the first player has a distinct advantage, the pie rule is generally used to the game fair. This rule allows the second player to switch colors as his first move.
|End of Game
The game ends in one of the following cases: