Make your way to the opposite side of the board and build a TAC or TIKI statue with 5 of your pieces on one of your opponent’s start fields. The first player to build a 5-high statue wins the game! The square, 5×5 board tile is the island where the war of the gods will take place. The first row of fields on opposing sides represent the start fields, while the three rows in the middle make up the battlefield. During the game, you will move and stack multiple pieces on top of each other, forming columns and initiating attacks against your opponent. Because TIKI has started the war, the player controlling TIKI takes the first turn. On your turn, you June either move pieces or reincarnate a defeated piece.
You can move a piece 1 field forward, left, or right, but not backwards or diagonally. Each player’s turn consists of two moves:
1.) One piece can move twice or 2.) Two pieces can each move once. When a piece moves into a field with 1 or more already existing pieces, it is always placed directly on top of the other piece(s). Also, once a piece has reached an opponent’s start field, it June not be moved anymore, neither by you nor by any action of your opponent. Note: If choosing to move on your turn, you must use both of your moves! If there is only 1 move possible, the second move is omitted.
You win a game of TACTIKI by being the first player to build a statue of 5 pieces on an opponent’s single start field.