Seega has been played in Egypt for centuries, and spread throughout North Africa. Seega sets vary from finely crafted sets in ceramic and ivory to boards scratched out in the dirt using colored pebbles for the pieces. The game begins with each player’s 12 pieces off the board, and a placement phase of two pieces at a time, turn-by-turn. Once all these are in play, the game becomes one of capture. Your opponent’s pieces are captured by trapping one between two of your own orthogonally. Throughout this exchange, the center position remains immune to capture, but this is not such an advantage as it might seem. A deep abstract game, the moves are simple and quick.
This game can be played by 2 players ages 6 and up. One game of Seega takes about 10 Minutes to play.