Help For Alak
Welcome to the network Alak server. The rules of Alak are below. The challenge and move commands for Alak are described here. Other commands are the same for all pbmserv games.
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.