Staka can be played anywhere.
All you need is a flat surface to play on. The pieces are used to build stacks.
With your pawn you try to get higher. The aim is to get the most points.
You get points by building stacks or stealing them from your opponents and keeping them until the end of the game.
Choose your colour, pick your pawn and double and determine who starts. For the Starting Field take 2 pieces of every kind.
The other pieces make the bank. The start field is placed at ground level by taking turns. Player 1 places the 1st piece, player 2 places the 2nd against the 1st.
The next pieces must touch at least two other pieces. Of every piece choose the colour you want to face upwards.
Of each colour at least 1 must face upwards. If the Starting Field is finished, place your pawn on a piece with your own colour up.
You play alternately. Each turn, you must firstmove, thentakeorplace. If you can not move, you stand still.
If possible, you may also swim instead of move. Then you take a piece from the bank or you place a piece from your hand on the field.
You may not both take and place in one turn! Besides your double it is not allowed to have more than three pieces in your hand.
If you don’t have any pieces and there are no pieces left in the bank? You can stop moving. For you the game is finished.
If the bank is empty and all the pieces are played? The game finishes immediately.
The points can be counted.
You win if you score the most points.
You get points for all stacks which have your colour on top.
Each piece is 1 point.
The stack you pawn ends on counts double.
If your pawn is the highest pawn of all, the stack counts triple.