a capturing game, where the pieces in play are not owned by either
player. Win by collecting 4 white, 5 gray , or 6 black
balls, or 3 of each. Each move consists of either
or playing a new ball onto the board and removing a piece from the
edge of the board. There are a few more nuances in the official rules,
but that's the idea.
Basic strategy consist of sacrificing black balls in order to set up
the capture of white ones. Beginners typically find themselves
completely outclassed, but most learn quickly. Properly
played, every move in Zertz is a puzzle to be solved.
Robots: The robot
players for zertz are good sparring partners. They'll beat
beginners easily, but even slightly advanced players can crush them.