Fox And Geese

Fox and Geese originated in northern Europe some time during the Viking Age.

The game is a contest between one Fox and 13 Geese. Play begins with the pieces in the positions shown. Players may move a piece to any vacant adjacent spot on the board, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally along the marked lines.

Only the Fox may jump another piece.


When a piece is jumped, it is removed from the board. The object for the Geese is to capture the Fox by surrounding him so he cannot move or jump. The Fox must try to remove all the Geese, or at least enough of them so that there are not enough left for a capture.

If you ever visit Birmingham, pop into the science museum, where you will see an electric version of this game, built with valve's !