Tired of playing the same old game of checkers? Try this deceptively simple strategy game.
First, decide who will be the fox (a single checker of one color) and who will be the hounds (4 checkers of the second color). Set up the hounds on the board as shown. The fox can choose any of the black squares in the row at the opposite end.
The pieces are moved diagonally as in checkers, one square at a time, but the hounds can only go forward, while the fox can go backward too. There's no jumping or capturing; the fox is always up against four hounds.
The hounds win by trapping the fox (so he can't make any more moves); the fox wins by evading the hounds and making his way to one of the hounds' home squares.