Halatafl is Nordic game very similar to checkers. The goal of the game is to get one of your pieces into one of your opponent's corners or to reduce your opponent's pieces to less than 5. Pieces can be moved in any direction except diagonal. If a capture is possible it must be made. This rule adds another level of strategy to the game as it can be used to eliminate enemy pieces in dangerous positions on the board by sacrificing one of your own. However, by doing so your overall defense weakens.