is paper and pencil board game (origin of
Twixt). It is one of best paper and pencil board games.
was developed by Alex Randolph and was very popular
in 60s and 70s.
The board is a 24x24 square grid of holes, minus the corner
The top and bottom row are white border rows. Left and right
edges are black border rows.
White moves first. A move consists of placing one peg of your
color on any vacant hole, except you may not play in your opponent's
border rows. When you place your peg, the server will automatically add
all legal links to that peg.
A legal link is a link between two pegs of the same color
which are at
opposite corners of a 6-hole rectangle, like a knight's move in chess.
Your links may not cross opposing links, although your own links may
cross each other. (This is different from standard Twixt, where links
never cross, and you may remove your own links if you wish.) Crossed
links are not directly connected to each other, as far as the object of
the game is concerned.
After White makes the very first move, the 2nd player has the option of
either responding normally as Black, or swapping the first peg. If the
peg is swapped, it changes to black and moves to the "mirror image"
position reflected along the diagonal. For example, if White plays 1.B4
and Black swaps, the B4 peg turns black and moves to D2. This is
effectively the same as swapping sides. The swap option is available
only after the first move, and not at any other point in the game.
The object is to connect your border rows with a continuous
chain of pegs, each of which is linked to the next. If neither side can do
this, the game is a draw.
If you click on "Login/New User" in the left column and then "Edit user properties" you can choose an alternate
graphics display for the board.
Wikipedia Twixt page
puzzles - Alex Randolph