Picaria means "little stone" in the language of the Tewa tribe of Southwest United States. This two-player 3-in-a-row game has been played for many generations and spread all across the southwest. It's a typical two-phase 3-in-a-row game, but there are no captures in Picaria. Placing pieces to form a row of three will win, but if that pattern is not achieved in the first phase, play moves on to the movement phase. One space at a time along the lines of the board, players attempt to form the elusive row of three while blocking their opponent from doing the same. There are variations to the rules, and conveniently this board can be used to play other games as well. Made in the USA for 2 players age 8+.