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 Chinese game for two players is a simple version of Wei ch'i or Go. Each player has 20 distinctive pieces - try coins, pebbles, shells. You could try marking the board out in wet sand.
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.