Claim territory to deny your opponent ground control!


  • Each player must take exactly 3 steps during their turn
  • Blue goes first. The colored icon in the border reflects the current player, and the dice icon represents the remaining steps for the active player's turn
  • You may not step on the same tile twice in one turn
  • When your turn ends, tiles you stepped on are changed:
    • If this is the first time a tile has been stepped on, it becomes Marked in your color
    • If you already Marked the tile on a previous turn, it becomes Claimed in your color
    • If you already Claimed the tile on a previous turn, it becomes Blocked
    • If your opponent already Marked the tile on a previous turn, it becomes Blocked
  • Any player may pass over any Marked tile
  • Players may only pass over their own Claimed tiles
  • Blocked tiles are impassable for all players
  • The first player unable to take all their steps during their turn forfeits

Currently, the game doesn't trigger the win/loss state. Please feel free to press R to start a new game when a player becomes boardlocked.


An initial prototype from 2018, with added polish for release to make it not-terrible to look at and parse information from. A full version would include a classic play mode while also allowing for custom matches: grid size, starting locations (always bisymmetrical), and number of steps per turn would all be straightforward options. Extended options could include 4-player support (1v1v1v1 for sure, possibly 2v2) and movement rule modifiers.

Two versions of the game, 3-Step on a 5*5 board and 5-Step on a 9*9 board, are available for download in addition to the browser-playable 3-Step above.

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
Made withPuzzleScript
TagsBoard Game, dungeonscript, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, PuzzleScript
Average sessionA few seconds
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count2


Ground Control 3-Step.html 361 kB
Ground Control 5-Step.html 361 kB


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I like the game, very cool concept too! keep up the good work!