In Aboleo, the king is the most important piece. The king is capable of moving one field vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. A king engages opposing pieces by entering the field on which an enemy piece sits. The object of the game is to kill the opponent’s king so that the nobility is done away with. If a player’s king is killed, the game is ended with one exception. If any of the player’s infantry units has been elevated to the status of noble, a noble becomes the new king upon the king’s death and gameplay is continued. If more than one noble is present upon the death of the king, the player has the option of choosing which noble he wishes to become the new king. Although the king is the most important piece, it is not the most powerful in terms of movement. Aboleo is achieved when an opponent’s entire representation of nobility (king and all nobles) have been killed.