Looking for a copy of the rules for SiegeStones? Here's a pdf file.
Here are some house rules might want to try:
Handicap the first player
- Whoever places the first stone is not allowed to place the first tower on the board. This really emphasizes the "controlling
the board" aspect of the game, as the first player is forced to play completely for areas of control (until someone places a tower on the board).
- The first player has to play within one of the seven circles at the center of the game board.
If you enjoy a little wager with your game, here are some options:
- High Stakes
Stones cost 1 penny, and towers cost 5. Before putting a stone on the board, you have to "buy it" by putting a penny into the pot. Before putting a tower on the board, you have to "buy it" by putting two pennies into the pot. The winner takes the pot.
- Low Stakes
Just like in cribbage or backgammon, the loser owes the winner "a penny a point", or one penny for each tower
the winner controls. Use of a doubling cube makes this quite tense.