Knockabout is a chess-like strategy game, played on a 7 per side hex
board, with dice as playing pieces. The dice normally determine
movement strength, but if movement causes a chain reaction, the last
die in line is re-rolled after the move. The element of luck is
limited; just enough to keep the game interesting, not enough to
dominate the outcome.
The object of the game is to knock your opponent's pieces into the
"gutter" on the outer edge of the board. Dice move a
distance equal to their current value, and induce a chain reaction
(similar to billiard balls) if their path is blocked. In case of
such a chain reaction, the last piece in the chain is
re-rolled. You can read the official rules here.
Robots: Dumbot is a
credible but not stellar player.