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Play the novel game of Basilisk

Basilisk is a game of skill played between two opponents - represented by two basilisks - who battle each other in a unique game play.

You are the topmost basilisk. The default is for your opponent to be played by AI, but you can press on the head of the opposing Basilisk before you take your first move to play the two player version.

The game controls on the green bar are respectively a skill level toggle with three ascending skill levels, a language toggle, four direction buttons (represented by arrowheads), a help button, and a reset button - which starts a new game.

You can move one cell at a time by pressing the green arrow buttons, by using the arrow buttons on your keyboard, by clicking on an adjacent cell to the one of your snake head or by pressing on the edge of the board of the direction you wish to go.

If the adjacent cell to you has a grey, unused body section - as in snakes and ladders - the basilisk will slither along it to the next free cell.

Players alternate moves. Only one basilisk will survive. If the head of one basilisk lands on the head of the other, it kills its opponent. If one basilisk has no further space to move in, it dies.

© Nic Oatridge 2021