How to Play Seega
Seega is a small abstract game from 19th century Egypt. It has some similarities with the tafl family of games with its sandwiching capture method. It is played on a 5x5 grid with 24 pieces (12 per player).
Step 1: Setup the Board
Each player gets 12 pieces and take turns placing 2 pieces on the board, leaving the middle square empty.
Step 2: Learn the Rules
- The last player to place a piece starts.
- A piece can move horizontally or vertically to an adjacent square (like a rook that can only move 1 space at a time).
- Pieces are allowed on the center square.
- If a player is unable to move, the other player takes an extra turn to create an opening.
- A piece is captured when a player is able to sandwich an opponent’s piece horizontally or vertically.
- Capturing more than one piece with 1 move is possible.
- Moving in between two enemy pieces is permitted.
- The center square is a safe place and a piece on it can’t be captured.
The first player to capture all the opponent pieces wins.