Set-up Blockade X on top of a hard level surface. Carefully separate the box form the base. Write your own rules on the blocks. This is your game, so you can write rules on as many or as few blocks as you want. After writing rules, re-stack the blocks using the guard in alternation rows of three. Use the block guard to make sure the pieces are straight. Take notice of the alternating directions of each layer of blocks. Remove guard and begin play. The player who stacks the blocks may go first.