The celtic game
The celtic game is played with a set of 72 runes. Each rune has a symbol and a color. There are six different symbols and colours, and each piece exists two times.
The runes are randomly chosen and must be placed on the 12 x 8 squares of the board in a manner that the neighbouring squares to its left, right, top and bottom are either covered by a rune the same colour and/or symbol, or empty.
A rune cannot be placed on a square without having at least one neighbour. An exception of this rule are the four starting squares.
The game ends with all runes successfully placed on the board, or when a rune cannot be placed anywhere.
The score you get is calculated as follows:
1 neighbour: 1 point
2 neighbours: 1 + 2 = 3 points
3 neighbours: 1 + 2 + 3 = 6 points
4 neighbours: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10 points