The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play,
either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to
orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a
This game for two players comes from Ghana. However, stones that were marked for this game in the third century AD have been found near Hadrian's Wall in Northern England.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Here's a game to play with a grown-up!
How do you play?
You'll need a grown-up to play with.
You'll also need a copy of the game board and a counter.
Work out how to play by watching the video with the sound off and discussing what you think the rules are.
Check your rules by watching the video again with the sound on.
2. The grown-up places their counter on the game board over one of the numbers and says that number.
3. Move the same counter in any direction along a line segment to a neighbouring number and announce the total of the two numbers.
4. The grown-up moves the same counter to cover a neighbouring number, adds on that number, and announces the 'running' total of the three numbers.
5. Take it in turns to slide the counter to cover a neighbouring number and to add that number to the 'running' total.
6. Players must move when it is their turn.
7. No 'jumping' is allowed.