The central element that gives the game its title. Each of the six sides bears a different symbol. Depending on which symbol is uppermost, a Barragoon can be crossed in specific directions (indicated by the arrows) but not in others. The player immediately places the captured Barragoon at a new position on the board that makes life as difficult as possible for his opponent. This enables you to protect your own pieces while at the same time attacking your opponent's pieces. However, a Barragoon can also be used to keep a specific route clear. But be careful! A couple of moves later you may find that this Barragoon is blocking your own path.
Each player uses his skill in manoeuvring his tiles and in tactically placing the Barragoon to capture all his opponent's tiles or to impede their next move. If he has no more tiles left or all of his tiles are unable to move, he has lost the game.
Every time a piece is captured, two new Barragoon are added. Space becomes tight and the risk of getting trapped increases. At the same time, the chances of impeding your opponent's progress also increase.