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