AboutAmbush, (also known as Rithmomachia) is an ancient board game based on the Mathematics of Pythagoras. It was once as popular as chess but is little known today. The object is to be the first to reach over a certain number of points, (total value of opponents captured pieces), or to capture a certain number of pieces. The pieces may move in a straight line in any direction. You cannot jump a piece. The round pieces move one square at a time, triangles three and the squares four. The pyramid is really a stack made up of other pieces and can move like any of the component pieces. Just touch\ a pyramid to cycle through its' components.
CapturesThere are four ways to capture an opponents piece:
To WinThe first player to capture 6 pieces or pieces that total over 500 points wins. The literature describes other types of wins that involve achieving various combinations of geometric and numeric progressions. You might try this while playing another person.