Flotte Krabbe Puzzle

Description of Game

The game of Flotte Krabbe (Crabwalk), published by Abacus, uses 18 white pieces and 18 red pieces moving sideways on a rectangular board:

Each player in turn moves a crab one space rightward to a vacant space,

or over other contiguous crabs in the spaces to its right into the vacant space just beyond the other crabs.

After moving, a crab may immediately move again if it lies in a column with an odd number of enemy crabs.

The crab may do this repeatedly in the same turn.

The first player to bring all nine of his crabs into the rightmost three columns (the beach) wins the game.


Construct a partial game that leaves one player with 71 different moves to choose from.

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