How to play Coverup?

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In this article, you can read about the basic rules of the game Coverup and learn how to play. The object of the game is to be the first player to get four discs in a row.


Place the game board between the players. Each player chooses a color and takes the 12 discs of that color. Pick a player to go first. The first player places any one of his disks in any well except the center one. The first play of each game cannot be in the center while. Your turn consists of either placing a disk in a well or moving one large disk into a different well. You may not lift a disk to place one underneath.

Disk sizes

A small disk may only be placed into available space at the lowest level of a well. A medium disk is placed at the medium level in a well and may cover up a small disk of either color. Once placed, small and medium disks may not be moved during the duration of the game. A large disk you may only place at an available space at the top of a well. It may block a small and or medium disc of any color.

Once placed, a player may move one of his large discs during a turn instead of placing a new one. Once you lift a large disc from its position you cannot return it to the same position and you must move it to a different available well.

If a player picks up a large disc and exposes a disc which completes a four in a row for the opponent, then the opponent instantly wins the game. Otherwise, players keep alternating turns until one player has 4 in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally then he wins.

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