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This game is played by the Maori people of New Zealand and comes from the collection Philip Dodd. (More information about this collection appears in the June 1999 website).

This is a game for two players. You will need a game board and four counters each.

Place the counters as shown and decide who goes first by flipping a coin.

The aim of the game is to block the other player so he/she can't move.
You can move from circle to circle around the outside ring.
You can move from the middle circle to an outside circle.
You can only move to the middle circle if there's one of the other player's counters beside you
(in one of the circles to your left or right) before you move.
There can only be one counter in a circle at one time, and there's no jumping.