Fox and Geese The board game Fox and Geese was said to be created in 1697. The design on the board looks complex with squares, rectangles, and diagonal lines in the small squares. In this game, it requires two players. There are 33 points on the board to move the game piece(s) to. One player is the fox which could move in every direction of the board: forward, backwards, and side to side. The fox can also use any lines in the board which includes the diagonal lines that leads to the points. The other player receives 15, 17, or 18 game pieces which are the geese. The geese can only move forward, diagonally forward, and side to side. The geese can prevent the fox from being able to move and win if they surround the fox in all directions with more than one behind the other. This is because if there's one space behind the geese then the fox can jump across that geese and the other player loses that game piece. If the fox captures every goose on the board, then it wins. This is a game of inequality, so the players have to take chances to try to win.