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.
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space
awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed
one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.
This is game to play by yourself. You will need a game board and 8
counters (or buttons or coins) - 4 of one colour and 4 of another colour.
Place 4 counters in the top row and 4 in the bottom row. The aim is for
the top counters to swap places with the bottom counters using the
smallest possible number of moves. You can slide a counter one square at
a time, with no jumping or sharing a square.
Record your moves so that you can count them and find the best way to
solve the puzzle.
It might help to number the squares.