The playing arena consists of a coloured pathway which surrounds a six-pointed figure. The coloured pathway is composed of Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Violet positions.
Violet – The Violet positions represent Home positions available to players. No two players may have the same Home. The small black triangular area, next to the Violet position you choose for your Home, is your Stash (storage area for rings). At the start of a game, your Stash will contain one of the six rings that all players will be fighting for. You may place your ring over your token and carry it with you when you leave Home with your first die roll or you may leave it at Home. Though you are permitted to store one ring in Stash during a game, all other rings that you possess must be carried on your player token. If, however, you need to temporarily or permanently leave the game, you must place your token, bearing all rings possessed, in your Stash. Any player who, as a result of a die roll, lands on a Violet Home position that has a ring or rings in its Stash may take one – so it pays to hurry back to the game. If the rings have not all been stolen when you return to the game, you may retrieve your token and rejoin play when it is your next turn at rolling the die, moving again from your Home position.
Yellow and Green – It is by landing on a Yellow or Green position as a result of a die roll that you gain more power during a game. Whenever you land on a Yellow or Green position, you alone take one card from the top of the central deck and add it to your existing hand of power cards that you hold concealed from all other players. No card is gained when you land on other colours.
Red – The Red positions are potential Conflict positions. Whenever two players come to occupy Red positions that lie directly opposite each other across the centre of the arena, Conflict may occur. This Conflict arrangement of players on opposing Red positions may arise through rolling the die or players may Powerplay to organise it.
Blue – The Blue positions either side of the Violet Home positions are simple pathways which have no special significance – apart from the fact that it can cause you some concern as other players move around the arena landing on Yellow and Green positions collecting powers and you keep landing on Blue positions which don’t offer you any extra power.