Strategic game with a surprising end.
Originally played by the royalty of Madagascar, Fanorona was a pass time for the wealthy. It still holds up today as an extremely strategic game for two players.
22 white balls & 22 black balls set on the board as in the picture.
For each turn, a player moves one of their balls to an unoccupied space. When a ball runs into or moves away from a line of the opponent's balls they are removed from play. The player who has the last remaining balls on the board is the winner.
You will have to find a tactical way to capture the last balls on the board.
The Gentle Tower game made from our beautiful Monkey Pod wood from Thailand.
Players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower constructed of 54 blocks. Each block removed is then placed on top of the tower, creating a progressively taller and more unstable structure. The player before the person who knocks over the tower wins. Same rules as the classic Jenga.
A truly ancient game, fun for all ages.
First, stand the sticks upright holding them all vertically with your hand. Let go gently and allow them to drop where they may. Each player's goal is to pick up as many sticks as he can without making the other sticks move. There were two methods used: one included the black stick in the group and it was worth the most points or players to used the black stick as a "tool" to assist in removing the other sticks.
The first player to go (determined by lottery) picks up one stick at a time until he is failed (one stick moves when he attempts to pick another up). The player sums up his points and the turn goes to the next player and so on until someone reaches 200 points. The winner is the first to total 200 points. You can use your own total if you wish. Some versions used 500.
The classic stacking game can be played in 2 variations:
1. Classic- without taking in consideration the colored pieces.
2. When a color direct your move.
Each turn a player rolls the colored die and then must remove a piece of the color shown.
This game uses standard Jenga rules. Once a piece is removed it is placed on top of the stack. Pieces may only be removed from the top of the stack once there are at least 3 full rows completed over them. The game is over when the tower falls.