A truly ancient game, fun for all ages.
First, stand the sticks upright holding them all vertically with your hand. Let go gently and allow them to drop where they may. Each player's goal is to pick up as many sticks as he can without making the other sticks move. There were two methods used: one included the black stick in the group and it was worth the most points or players to used the black stick as a "tool" to assist in removing the other sticks.
The first player to go (determined by lottery) picks up one stick at a time until he is failed (one stick moves when he attempts to pick another up). The player sums up his points and the turn goes to the next player and so on until someone reaches 200 points. The winner is the first to total 200 points. You can use your own total if you wish. Some versions used 500.
Chinese chess called also Xiangqi, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China and has a long history from 9th century. Chinese chess is in the same family as Western chess, Chaturanga, Shogi and Janggi. The game represents a battle between two armies, with the object of capturing the enemy's general (king). The rule prohibiting the generals (similar to chess kings) from facing each other directly, and the river and palace board features, which restrict the movement of some pieces; and placement of the pieces on the intersections of the board lines, rather than within the squares.
Strategic game with a surprising end.
Originally played by the royalty of Madagascar, Fanorona was a pass time for the wealthy. It still holds up today as an extremely strategic game for two players.
22 white balls & 22 black balls set on the board as in the picture.
For each turn, a player moves one of their balls to an unoccupied space. When a ball runs into or moves away from a line of the opponent's balls they are removed from play. The player who has the last remaining balls on the board is the winner.
You will have to find a tactical way to capture the last balls on the board.
Our most versatile family game. Blockade Multi Board comes with twelve different games ranging from one to four players. The set includes a board, twenty black pieces, twenty white pieces, two red pieces, and detailed instructions.