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Fang den Hut.jpg
Board for Fang den Hut! with four spokes; Coppit's board has six spokes
Years active Fang den Hut 1927 - Present
Coppit 1964 to Present
Genre(s) Strategy
Players 2 - 6
Age range 5 and up
Setup time 2 minutes
Playing time 30 mins to an hour
Random chance Dice rolls

Coppit is a running-fight board game created in 1927 by Otto Maier Verlag[1] which was originally called in German: Fang den Hut (or Capture The Hat in English). It was renamed and has been re-released several times, most notably by the Spear's Games company in 1964. It is a game for 2 to 6 players and is based partly on luck with a die and partly on strategy. It is similar to the game Ludo and is nominally a children's game.

The game[edit]

Each player has four conical, or hat, shaped playing pieces all of the same colour that start off in their home 'base'. The object is to move out of your base, capture, or 'cop', your opponent's pieces by landing on top of them, carry them back to your base, and 'imprison' them there. A player can have any number of pieces out of their base at any time. However, while you are moving back to 'base' with a captured piece other players may in turn capture your piece. The winner is the last player to have an uncaptured piece. There are a few squares on the board that are of a different colour to the rest; if a piece is on these squares they cannot be captured.[2]