Halali (Tally Ho!) - Online Guide
Starting The Game
With /join 2 players can join the game. With /start the game begins. Alternatively, you can use the Game Tool!
Object of the Game
This game is about 2 teams. One player is in control of the hunters and lumberjacks while the other player controls the foxes and bears. Both teams try to get as many kills (either by killing other players figures or by killing game birds). The player with most points wins.
Lumberjaks can fell trees. They can only move one space horizontally or vertically. They are worth 5 points when eaten.
A hunter can shoot all animals (bear, fox, duck, pheasant). They can only shoot in the direction their rifle points. They cannot change the direction of the rifle. They are worth 5 points when eaten.
The bear eats all humans (lumberjacks and hunters), however no animals. They can only move one space horizontally or vertically. They score 10 points for each human eaten.
The fox eats all game birds (duck, pheasant). They are woth 5 points when eaten.
Ducks and pheasant can be eaten by the fox or shot by the hunter. The duck is worth two points, the pheasant three.
Trees can be felled by the lumberjack. For everyone else, they represent an immovable obstacle. They are worth two points when felled.
Flow of the game
Player #1 controls the humans (lumberjacks and hunters), splayer #2 controls the animals (bears and foxes). The current player can do one of two things: uncover a card or move one of their uncovered figures.
Click on a covered card to see what lies beneath or move one of the uncovered cards which you control. The following rules apply when moving game pieces:
- Brown Cards: (Lumberjacks/hunters) can only be moved by player #1 (the brown coloured player).
Blue Cards: (bears/foxes) can only be moved by player #2 (the blue coloured player).
- Game birds (duck/pheasant) may be moved by either player.
- Trees cannot be moved - they can be felled by the lumberjack.
- You can only move in straight lines. Lumberjacks and bears may only move one space, every other game piece can move as many spaces in a straight line.
- You cannot move a game piece back to the square it was the previous turn.
- A card which has just been turned over cannot be moved until your next turn.
To take (eat) another game piece, simply move your piece on to the opponents game piece. (Remember to use the above rules).
Once all the cards have been turned over, each player has five more turns. The number of turns left is shown on the right of the screen.
Each player can move their game pieces out of the forest. You must be able to move via and in the direction of a green arrow using the stated rules. The game pieces are removed and score the values shown on the window under the names of the players.
Playing and Scoring
After all cards have been uncovered, and each player has taken their five extra turns, the play ends. The player with the most points wins. With a tie, the player who has taken the most cards, wins.
Normally,Halali is played over two rounds, so that both players have played as humans and animals.