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.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger
This is a game for two players.
The first player names a 'score' and this is the total that both
players try to reach.
The second player places a counter on the board over one of the
numbers and says that number.
The first player moves the same counter in any direction along a
line segment to a neighbouring number and announces the total of
the two numbers.
The second player moves the same counter to cover a neighbouring
number, adds on that number, and announces the total of the three
The players take it in turns to slide the counter to cover a
neighbouring number and to add that number to the total. The
players must move when it is their turn and no 'jumping' is
The winner is the player who makes the total to be exactly equal
to the 'score' declared at the start. Making the total go above the
'score' loses the game.