May 28, 2004


In the main desert of Konn'ex homeworld I found a bonding game. The rules are: "In a hexagonal board (of size 5 per edge), 11 stones for each player are placed in the two initial rows (players stand on opposite sides). For each moved stone, the player must also move another friendly stone in the same direction and an enemy stone in the opposite direction (e.g., if you move northwest, the enemy moves southeast). Captures are by replacement and mandatory (with a max-capture rule). Wins the player that stalemates the adversary."

The natives explained me that in the desert, strong bonds (be friend or foe) are essential as water, and so their games reflect that concern. How alike are we all... [T.Sagme, Travels]

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