As rank has its privilege ... the player with
the Officer stones starts the game by placing
a yellow stone in any position on a radial.
The opponent may then place a Sailor blue stone
in any other position on any radial ... and so on.
Position stones on the radial lines of degrees where
they intersect the concentric circles in the compass.
Place the stones, one at a time, building on those
already on the board to complete &/or block
new point-winning rhumb lines.
As the game
progresses, several point combinations
may be completed with a single turn.
e.g. a stone placed on NW completes a Radius = 10 points
and a Spiral = 30 points
for a total of 40 points.
Radius & Arc & Spiral = 60 Points ...
2 Spirals = 60 Points ... Arc & Spiral = 50 Points ...
2 Arcs = 40 Points ... Radius & Arc = 30 Points.
Players keep score on their end of the board with the extra stone
of their color. After 100 points ... adding to and
continuing from 10. Points overlooked and not marked
before the opponent takes a turn are forfeited.
Once the stone being played is released, it may not
be moved ... with the following exception.
When just 1 stone each remains, players remove
1 of their stones from the board (once only) and on
their next turn, place it in any position ...
other than the one from which it was removed.
The game is over when all 32 positions on the compass
rose are covered and the higher scoring player
is the winner of ... Rhumb Line.
The game contains music and sound effects.
Download Rhumb Line 1.0 (0.5 Mb)
Rhumb Line is shareware - which means you may download
the game, install and play it, but some features will be unavailable.
If you like Rhumb Line and wish to play with all available
features - you must register.
Registration costs $12 or 9.95 Euro - upon entering your registration code, all game features will be available.
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