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How to Play Yoté

Yoté is a highly addicting strategy game from West Africa.
It is played on a 5x6 board with 24 pieces and possesses an interesting capturing characteristic.

Step 1: Setup


The game board starts off empty with each player possessing 12 pieces.

Step 2: Learn the Rules

Taking turns, players may make one of these moves:

  • Place 1 piece on any empty square (only available move on first turn).
  • Move one piece orthogonally 1 space (space must be empty).
  • Capture by jumping over an opponent’s piece othogonally. Once a piece is captured, remove from the board. The capturing player may now take another piece off the board of their choosing.

The first player to captured all their opponents pieces wins.