Game Idea and Goal
One player takes the role of the hunters and the lumberjacks, the other takes the role of the foxes and the bears. Both players hunt each other, ducks and pheasants are hunted by everybody except the lumberjacks who only "hunt" trees and the bears who only hunt the hunters and the lumberjacks.
To ensure that each player has an equal chance at the two roles, the players switch roles and play a return match. The one who has after both games the highest sum of points is the winner.
Tiles and their properties (Overview)
| ||number||who can move ...?||points||how far can it move||hunting possiblities||the prey|
|2x||blue||10||1||in all directions|
|6x||blue||5||no limit||in all directions|
|2x||brown||5||1||in all directions|
|8x||brown||5||no limit||only in the shooting direction|
|8x||both||3||no limit||none|| |
|7x||both||2||no limit||none|| |
|15x||no one||2||0||none|| |
Playing the game
On a player's turn, he does one of the following:
- turn one face-down tile over or
- move one face up tile.
1. Turn one face-down tile over
The player chooses any face down tile and turns it over by clicking on it.
2. Move one face up tile
The following rules applies to all moves:
- blue or brown tiles may only be moved by the player with the corresponding color,
- ducks and pheasants can be moved by either player,
- trees cannot be moved.
- A tile may only be moved orthogonally and through empty spaces but most of them unlimited (except bears and lumberjacks).
For details just look at the Overview
. Furthermore applies:
- A player may not move one of his colored tiles back to the space it was in on the previous
- When a player turns over a green tile, his opponent may not move that tile on his next turn.
- "Null" moves, putting the tile back on the same place as it started, aren't allowed.
Hunting and scoring
Players score points in the game by using their colored tiles to remove other tiles from the
board. They do this by moving one of their “hunter” tiles to a tile that “hunter” hunts. All the figures have their own rules for the hunting, just look at he Overview. A player is not required to make a move to remove a tile when such a move is offered. When a player removes a tile, the scoring will be immediately increased by the number of gained points.
When the last face down tile is turned over, each player takes 5 more turns and then the game
ends. The number of the remaining moves is shown.
During these last five turns, players may score extra points by removing their own colored tiles
from the board. To remove a tile, the player must move the tile, using the normal movement rules,
through one of the four exits on the board.
The game ends immediately (before these last five turns are taken) when all tiles have been
turned face up and a player has no tiles of his color left on the board.