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.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
This game is known as Pong hau k'i in China and Ou-moul-ko-no in Korea. Find a friend to play or try the interactive version online.
This game was invented by Tony Reeves who teaches at Christ's College in Brecon.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN the 2 card values MULTIPLIED BY THE LOWER of the 2 card values.
The greatest movement possible is 9 spaces (when 6 and 3 are the selected cards).
It is thus (just) possible to win on the first turn.
A player wins a bout by either:
Pushing the counter off the end of the track.
Ending the 6 turns with the counter in his opponent's half of the track.
An interesting variant is the introduction of a zero card to the initial allocation.