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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 line wins.

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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.

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Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.


Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

We don't expect solutions for games as they do not easily lend themselves to writing about what happened.

However if you feel you can write an account of what happened when you played the game we would like to hear from you, particularly if you have any useful winning strategies to share.