Help For Alak
Alak[-n] is Copywrite 2001 by Alan Baljeu. It is used here with his permission. (This version of Alak is a reworking of the rules to a game proposed by A.K.Dewdney that can be found in his book "The Planiverse"; a sci-fi book exploring the science of a 2-dimensional universe.)
Alak Command Summary
Rules for Alak
In a mystical land of only two dimensions, the people play an ancient game of Go. This game is unique since it is played on a one-dimensional board. Captures take place by surrounding your enemy with your own pieces or capturing against the board's edge. A player is not allowed to move to a location that was recently captured. As soon as a player cannot make a move, the pieces on the board are tallied and a winner is determined; only the pieces left on the board count towards a player's total.
A B C D E F G O - X O - O /"X" may capture at either 'B' or 'E', but may not play at 'G' (a recently captured spot).
A B C D E F G X X - X X O -"O" may capture four enemy at 'C'. If "O" moves to 'G' then "X" will be forced to play at 'C' and will win the game 5-2.