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Five Field Kono – Abstract Strategy Game from Korea

Ever since we discovered this game, the boys have played it everyday. My older son has beat me a few times already!

Note to myself: Practice more when he is asleep!

Five Field Kono is an abstract strategy game from Korea. It is played along the same lines as Chinese Checkers.

It is of unknown history but in 1895 American ethnographer Stewart Culin mentioned about it in his book. The game’s Korean name is o-pat-ko-no.

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Tapatan – Abstract Strategy Game from Philippines

Strategy GameThis project of ours, where we are reading books with diverse multi cultural characters, has been a success so far!

While doing so we have also discovered some amazing ethnic board games.

The first game that we across was during the Asia week. It is from Philippines and is called TAPATAN, it is like the ever popular game tic-tac-toe, but more fun and challenging.

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