Five field Kono originates from Korea and is an abstract strategy game along the same sort of lines as Chinese checkers. I’m sure you could pick up a board online, but I thought it would be fun to make my own travel sized one, similar to the travel one I made of the mancala game last week.
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You will need:
- Counters/ wooden cubes
Start by making a 4 by 4 grid on a piece of paper.
You will need 7 counters in two different colours. You could take these from another game, or you could get some wooden cubes and colour them in. I got a pack of wooden cubes so that I could use them in different games (like mancala) without having to constantly raid our other games.
How to Play Five Field Kono:
The game is sort of like Chinese checkers in that you have to get your pieces to the other end of the board. BUT there are a few rules:
1. You can only move your piece diagonally.
2. You can’t jump over another piece or land on a space that is already occupied by another piece.
3. You can move forwards and backwards.
4.You can only move one place at a time.
The first person to get all their pieces to the starting locations of their opponent’s pieces.
I’ve not played this game with EC or YC yet, but I played it with my mother and we both enjoyed it.
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