From the box:
Octi is an extraordinary game of strategy in which players choose between moving or strengthening their pieces.
Each player receives an equal number of octagonal pieces called "pods" and wooden pegs called "prongs" which when added to pods allow directional movement.
In the two player game, players, in turn, race across a 9x9 grid in an effort to be the first to occupy the opponent's starting positions.
In four player games, partners control positions diagonally across from each other and attempt to coordinate their forces without communicating.