"The basic idea behind open source is very simple. When programmers on
the Internet can read, redistribute, and modify the source for a piece
of software, it evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people
fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the
slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing...
...The Open Source pages exist to make this case to the commercial world." - Introduction to Open Source - www.opensource.org
The board, a 9x9 super grid of 3x3 mini grids, is simple enough to be drawn by hand. There are two major components of play: a mapping mechanism and a system of glyphs, or patterns of orthogonally adjacent squares. The mapping mechanism works as follows. Your last move points to the mini grid in which your next move must be made. For example, if your last move was in the upper left corner of a mini grid, then your next move must be made somewhere in the upper left mini grid. The glyph system works as follows. There are 19 named glyphs of various sizes from 1 to 9 orthogonally adjacent squares. Glyphs that you form during play are worth points. The majority of points scored in a mini grid wins the mini grid. The winner of the majority of mini grids wins the game.