In Inner Circle each player places their pieces on the outer rim of the hexagonal board. On a player's turn, the player moves a piece the number of dots that are underneath that piece (no peeking, it's touch and move). The aim is to land in survival spots in the board. After all the spots are claimed, the board is lifted out, and the pieces that didn't make it are left behind. This repeats until all but one player's pieces are eliminated, or the last piece makes it to the center spot on the fourth board.