## 1 April 2017

### Breakthrough

Breakthrough is a strategy board game invented by Dan Troyka in $2000$ that originally uses a square board $7 \times 7$, although it can be played in larger sizes.

Rules

Choose a player to start the match; then play alternates. On each turn a piece may move a square straight or diagonally, always forward. A piece may move into a square containing an opponent's piece if and only if that square is one step diagonally forward. The opponent's piece is removed and the player's piece replaces it. Captures are not mandatory as in Draughts. The first player to reach the opponent's home row is the winner. If all the pieces of a player have been captured, this player loses the match.