The BLADDER is placed on the centre diamond in the middle of the board. The two teams (Light and Dark) are set up in rows facing each other (see fig. 1)



fig 1.

1) PLAY:
Dark moves first. Play alternates, with one move per player, per go. Pieces may only be moved one square forward, one square diagonally forward, or one square sideways. At no stage of the game may a piece be moved backwards, or diagonally backwards. Pieces may not jump over other pieces, or occupy the same square as another piece. As soon as play commences, the unoccupied goal squares may be played (moved on) in the same way as all the other squares.