Notes on the rules: The rules for blocked pieces are the most subtle and easy to misinterpret.
If a piece which is required to move cannot move forward, the player passes, and the opponents next move must be the color of the passed piece’s square. Think of this as the piece having just made a zero-length move to the same square.
If both players cannot move, the player who caused the deadlock (ie; the last player to actually move) loses the game.
Kamisado is a racing game with a feedback move mechanics. The color of the square your opponent landed on determines the piece you must move. The first player to reach the opposite side of the board wins. At first it seems baffling, but after you master the one-move look ahead, strategy begins to emerge.