HOW TO PLAY -
Getting Ready to Play
Players remove and distribute the tiles.
Remove the tiles from their cells on the
bottom of the game board.
Flip the game board over.
Players choose a color and collect their
tiles. (If there are only two players, each player selects two
colors - eight tiles in all.)
Players take turns putting tiles on the
board until all tiles have been placed.
Player 1 places his tile anywhere on the
Player 2 places her tile next to Player
Player 3 and 4 place their tiles.
Tiles must be placed with at least one side touching another tile.
Players continue placing tiles on the
board until all 16 tiles are placed.
Place your tiles carefully. Strategic placement will affect
both your offensive and defensive move during the game.
HOW TO PLAY ISOLATE
Moving Rows of Tiles
Players take turns sliding one row of tiles over one square at a
time. A row of tiles consists of more than one tile. Players
may slide a row beginning with any color tile.
Start your move by pushing the tile at
either end of a row...
... never in the middle of a row.
Tiles may be moved horizontally...
... or vertically.
You may not repeat the move of the
previous player in the opposite direction.
The aim of the game is to "isolate" all of your color tiles first.
An "isolated" tile is separated from the other tiles on the game board.
An isolated tile no longer shares sides
with the other tiles on the game board.
When a tile is isolated, the player
removes it from the board and places it in his pile. The player
then takes another turn.
ISOLATING MULTIPLE TILES
An isolated group of tiles is always the
smallest group on the board. In just one move, a player may
isolate two tiles...
...even four or more tiles! If you
isolate two or more equal amounts of tiles, remove the group with the
most tiles of your color.
If a player isolates an opponent's tiles
while isolating his own, the player removes all of the tiles, including
that of his opponent.
Choose your moves wisely! If while isolating your tile(s) you
isolate your opponent's tile(s), you will help your opponent as well as
WINNING THE GAME
The first player to isolate and remove all of his color tiles from
the board is the Isolate Champion. With two players, a player only
needs to remove one of his colors to win.