Sixteen Stone is an abstract strategy game played on a 5×5 grid. Each player has 8 stones in either red or blue. The objective of the game is to remove all of your opponents stones from the board by either pushing them off of the board or by capturing them. Sixteen Stone was placed into the Public Domain on 12/3/2015 by the Designer.
Designer Notes: This is my design. It is my only pure abstract design released to date. We had a lot of fun playtesting this and then we played it into the ground. My wife and I spent countless hours pushing each other around in new and different ways. We developed strategies and counters. It’s not Go or Chess, but it’s not Checkers either. It’s a challenging game with many different opening strategies, and mid-game outcomes. The end game is a bit more predictable, but by then it’s a matter of who will come out on top and variety is not what I’m concerned with.