° Main board with 16 holes
° Two stands for the game pieces with 12 holes each
° 24 Wooden cylinders (the game pieces), varied in color and size.
Each player starts the game with 4 long wooden cylinders and 8 short cylinders (half the length of the long cylinders)
To create a row of four cylinders of the same color, visible on the surface of the board, in either a straight or diagonal line.
l. Remove the two stands from the main board, and reattach them to the sides of the main board horizontally.
2. Remove the cylinders from the main board and divide them between the two players according to color. The cylinders must then be arranged on the two stands. The four long cylinders must be placed in the front row (the closest to the main board) and the short cylinders in the rest of the stand.
3. The two players then sit in front of one another with the board between them. Make sure that each player can only view her/his own cylinders, while not viewing the opponent's cylinders. Also, during the game, the opponents must not view the main board from above (thus revealing the arrangements of the short cylinders on the board).
4. Prior to commencing the game, each player must place on the main board one of the small cylinders, without the opponent knowing where the piece is (each opponent looks away while the player places one small cylinder, so the location of it won't be revealed)
5. The starting player will be chosen by a draw.
Process of the game:
Each player, in her/his turn, must place one cylinder on the main board.
° lf the cylinder is long, it vi/ill be visible on the surface of the main board.
° lf the cylinder is short, it will "disappear" inside the main board. Try o remember Where the small cylinders are placed as the game progresses.
° When a small cylinder is placed in a hole which already contains another small cylinder, the second cylinder vi/ill be visible on the surface of the main board.
° lf a long cylinder is being placed in a hole which already contains a small cylinder, the long cylinder vi/ill stick out from the main board. lf this happens, the long cylinder is immediately disqualified from the game and should be removed immediately and permanently.
° Please remember that the main board is being "booby-trapped" at the beginning of the game, and the use of long cylinders is thus not safe.
The first player to create a row of four cylinders visible on the surface of the board, in either a straight
or diagonal line, wins the game.