It plays like chess in a space environment. Your chessman can have more than 1 life. You can make your endangered chessman disappear ("warp") then appear again at random. You can shoot at your opponent's chessman in case you don't want to move to his box or you can "take him" in his box. This is a very exciting game of wits and concentration. This is an excellent 2 player game. Hours of fun for all the family.