Papillon's Escape

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Papillon's Escape is based on the story of Papillon by Henri Charriere.
The game similar to Ard Ri, except on a 9x9 board.


  1. The defending side takes the first move.
  2. Pieces move one square orthogonally, not landing on other pieces on the board.
  3. Only the king may land on the central squares.
  4. To capture the King the player must surround it on all four sides
  5. The king can take part in captures.
  6. A piece may also be captured between an enemy and the empty central square.


  • The king wins the game by moving the King to the perimeter of the board.
  • The attackers win if they capture the king
If a player has no further move that player loses the game.