Phases

There are 2 phases of play in Zhadu – the opening phase (the Offering) and the endplay (the Horizon). These phases correspond to the proximity of one remembering the Sharing. The former phase occurring before the first stone is captured by a player and the latter phase occurring after the first stone is captured.

Part of the uniqueness of Zhadu is that one player can be in the Offering phase and the other player can be in the Horizon phase. This is made possible by the fact that each player may capture their very first stone at a different time than that of their opponent.

Since the first stone captured determines a player’s pathway to remembering the Sharing, it is crucial that one determine not only where this occurs but when. Choosing to transition into the Horizon before or after ones opponent lies at the heart of understanding the 2 different kinds of strategies within Zhadu – those of the “Dawn” and those of the “Dusk”.

Strategies of the “Dawn” refers to when a player has chosen to transition into the Horizon before their opponent. Strategies of the “Dusk” refers to when a player has chosen to transition into the Horizon after their opponent.

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