This game for two to six players is played with colored pieces (marbles or pegs) on a star-shaped board with holes for the pieces. The object is to move all your pieces from one of the six star points into the opposite point before any opponent can move his or her pieces across the star.
Each player positions 10 pieces of a single color (or 15 pieces if there are only two players) in a point of the star. Then the players take turns moving. When it’s your turn, you can move one piece in any direction into an adjacent hole, or you can jump one or more adjacent pieces, either your own or an opponent’s. The purpose of jumping is to move your piece to a more advantageous position; you don’t remove the jumped piece from the board. When several marbles alternate with open holes in a line, you can jump them all.