Step 3: Selecting First Player


It's customary for the player with the white pieces to start the game. For the first game players can either choose the starting player or pick at random by one player taking one pawn of each color, closing each pawn into a fist and then having the other player to pick a hand. That player will play as the color they picked.

After the first game players switch colors for each additional game, thus alternating the starting player too.