This board is set up to play two very different strategy games, Japanese Go and Norse Tafl.
In Go, players alternate placing light and dark stones (here pennies and dimes) at intersections on the board (as in Figure 8-9) in an attempt to control territory and capture enemy stones.
When a stone is placed on the board, every intersection directly connected to it is a liberty. If you occupy all of the liberties of an opponent’s stone or group of stones, then those pieces are captured; they are immediately removed from the board by the capturer, never to return.
Figure 8-9. The dark stone on the left has ...