is for two players and is being played on an 8x8 board with two sets of
figures, usually distinguished by color. Being a very ancient game, it had
been first played on the ground, with stones or disks.
Every player picks a color to play with. The game
objective is to have more discs on the table than your opponent as the
The game goes in turns. On every turn a player is
allowed to put a disk of his color on certain places on the table. By
doing so, he can "invert" some of the opponent's disks already
in the table by closing them between his disk and another his disk,
already on the table. There has to be a straight or diagonal line of
opponent's disks between the new one being put on the table and another
one of the same color and if there is, all those discs become
Players are required to put disk only on a place where
they can actually "caputre" at least one opponent's disk by
putting it between two own ones. If a player is incapable of doing so, he
loses the game.
The game starts by having two pairs of discs at the
center of the table. It ends when either a player is unable to make a
valid move or when the table is full. If the later, the player with more
discs on the table wins.
You can read another description of the game rules here.