Scatter is a game for 2 players.
The object of the game is to get one playing piece on each of the eight movable tiles.
The eight movable tiles are arranged in a square pattern in the playing box, leaving the center space open. Each player receives eight playing pieces of the same color which are arranged on the movable tiles in a symmetrical pattern. (See the figure below.)
To play the game:
In his/her turn a player can do one of two things:
1. Move one of his/her playing pieces.
2. Move any one of the movable tiles.
Moving a playing piece:
A playing piece can be moved forward, backward, left, or right to an adjacent vacant hole in a tile. Diagonal moves are not allowed. A playing piece may not jump over another playing piece.
Moving a tile:
A tile can be moved by sliding it into the vacant space, vertically or horizontally. A player can move a tile regardless of whether he/she has a playing piece on that particular tile.
The two players alternate turns moving one playing piece or one movable tile. The first player to succeed in getting one of his/her eight playing pieces on each of the eight tiles at the same time wins the game. See the figure below.
In the example above, Red wins!
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