For computers Arimaa may be a thousand times
more difficult than Chess, but
it's actually very easy for people to learn
and play. The rules are simple and intuitive. So even if
you've never learned how to play Chess you can learn to play
Arimaa in just a few minutes. If you're already a Chess player
then Arimaa gives you another interesting
game that can be played with a standard Chess set.
Young or old; it's easy for anyone to learn
Official Rules and Notation
Game Rules - Official game rules (PDF file).
Match Rules - Defines time controls
and special situation rules for official games.
Game and Position Notation - Defines the
notation used to record Arimaa games and positions.
Football/Rugby Theme Rules
Football Theme Rules (PDF file) - Using a sport theme makes the Arimaa rules easy to remember.
Fast Rules (PDF file) - for faster games or games with a little luck.