This Chinese game for two players is a simple version of Wei ch’i or Go. Each player has 20 distinctive pieces – try coins, pebbles, shells. You could try marking the board out in wet sand.
Age 5 to 18
20 distinctive pieces such as coloured counters, coins, pebbles or shells for each player.
A board drawn like the one above – you may like to try marking this out in wet sand.
Use an empty board and take it in turns to place one of your pieces on one of the intersections on the board – these include where the red and blue lines meet the outer black circle.
Aim of the game: to capture your opponent’s pieces by surrounding them.
The game ends: when there are no empty intersections where a piece can be placed or when a player has no pieces left to place.
The winner: is the player who has captured the most counters.