Desperate Rescue is a 2-player abstract Peg Game in a similar vein as the Norse tafl games. The players have asymmetrical forces and different goals. One player is attempting to rescue a prisoner from the other, and the prison guards are out to thwart their efforts. The circular board adds a further twist to the game play as the rescuers attempt to open a path to escape for the unfortunate inmate of the castle keep. The guards, however, need to ensure that this doesn’t happen.