The blueprint for Laska and yet the better game. According to Russian sources, it has been invented in the Saint Petersburg area at the end of the 18th (not: 19th) century. This would make it the mother of all stacking games.
Very interesting stacking game with a bidding mechanism (at least in one version of the game). The variety of pieces makes for some interesting choices. Also know as Bandu in its Milton Bradely version.