Rule Clarifications
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As written in the rules:

Advanced Play. Each player begins with 20 points, if Stones touch or fall off; the touching stones are carefully removed from the Field.  The number of removed stones are subtracted from that player's score of twenty and then re-added to the Pile and play continues. Players are eliminated when their score reaches zero, last player wins.

Clarification:

  • In the Advanced Play rules each player begins the game with 20 points; players take turns placing a Stone on the Field as usual.  A player's turn begins when they take possession of the Pile, and ends when the next player takes the Pile.

  • On a player's turn they must place a Stone on the Field, if Stones touch or fall off they are called Foul Stones.  A placed Stone that does not come in contact with a Foul Stone, but has caused Stones to Foul; does not count against a player's score and remains on the board

  • A Stone in hand, that has not yet been placed on the Field and has not become a Fouled Stone, but has caused Stones to Foul, is returned to the Pile and does not count against a players score.

  • Foul Stones must be carefully removed from the Field.  The number of Foul Stones removed are subtracted from that player's score and then the Foul Stones are placed back in the Pile and play continues.

  • Players are eliminated when their score reaches zero.  Play continues until only one player remains with points and is declared the winner.
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