Three Musketeers

Three Musketeers is an abstract strategy board game played on a 5x5 board. The game is asymmetric in that one player plays with 3 black pieces known as musketeers and other player plays with 22 white pieces known as enemy. Musketeer starts first. Players alternate turn to play as per rules described below.

Musketeer can be moved to any orthogonal (non-diagonal) adjacent slot occupied by enemy piece. Enemy piece is then removed from that slot. Enemy piece can be moved to any orthogonally adjacent empty slot.

Enemy wins if it can force all three musketeers to be on the same row or same column.

Musketeers win if they have no legal move (which means no adjacent enemy piece to make a move) on their turn and they are not in the same row or column.

Game invented by Haar Hoolim published in Sid Sackson's A Gamut of Games; Reference: Wikipedia Credits: Musketeer icon download from Flaticon