Grim Reaper is a game where two populations compete for survival.
Pieces have gender, can ‘mate’, give birth, age and die.
The game is won by the player whose population lives longest or who connects two sides of the board.
The longevity of pieces gets around the diagonal cut problem of playing a connection game using a board with squares. This has been solved elsewhere by going into three (physical)- dimensions, - here the extra dimension is time.
The unusual theme of the game keeps it fun whilst also enabling considerable strategic variety and depth.
There is an zillions version where you can play against artificial intelligence at http://www.zillions-of-games.com/cgi-bin/zilligames/submissions.cgi/24831?do=show;id=1646
There is now an Axiom version of the PC game which can now be downloaded from the "Files" section of this page.
You can play against real opponents at Super Duper Games (website) where you can also find the rules: http://superdupergames.org/rules/reaper.pdf