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.
Congratulations to Cong Lu from Aberdeen
, Keshav from Singapore, Fionne from Leiston, George from St
Nicholas C of E Junior School and Luke from Wirral Grammar School
for Boys who all sent in correct solutions.
George's solution is given
We all played the game in pairs and then looked at which were
the winning numbers.
The best numbers (the numbers that won the most times) were 6,
7, 8, 9 and 10.
The best numbers to choose are 6, 7 and 8 because they have the
When we played this game, the worst numbers (the numbers which
lost the most times) were 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 and 12. These are poor
numbers to choose because they don't have many combinations.