Fanorona is the national game of Madagascar. It features two unusual types of capture: capture by approach and capture by withdrawal, which both allow a piece to "eat" one or a row of enemy pieces.
Just the right level of complexity.
Action-packed. Players do not wait for spaces to open up behind opposing pieces.
Toward the end it becomes a different, more peaceful game.
Pleasant. Players with fewer pieces than their opponent have a good opportunity to even the score. This helps to give the game a friendly feel.
Compact. It is small enough that you could chuck it in your backpack and take it to the coffee shop.
How good is this game?
This is a great game.
Frequently Asked Queston: How can I purchase this?
11.3 x 7 inches (30 x 18 cm.) oak board with stained wood pieces.