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Fanorona - Madagascan game


Fanorona - Madagascan game

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Fanorona - Madagascan game

Ref: 002R68

Was: £22.99


£16.66 (Ex.VAT)

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Fanorona is one of several games including Draughts and the native American 'Fighting Serpents' that appear to be derived from the old medieval game of Alquerque as outlined by Alfonso X in his 13th century book of Games.

  • An ancient African game from Madagascar dating to at least the 15th century
  • Game-play is similar to draughts - straightforward but requires strategic thinking
  • Great fun for kids while also helping them to learn about history and strategy
  • Hand-made in Britain by a craftsman specialising in leatherwork
  • Real leather roll-up board conveniently stores with the pieces in a cardboard tube
  • Language of Rules/Instructions: English
  • For ages: 6+
  • Number of players: 2
  • Average game time: 10 minutes
Fanorona is a Madagascan game that appeared around 1680 and which has adopted an unusual and interesting form of capture.

Our board is an authentic leather Fanorona game with hand-made wooden pieces. These boards enable you to enjoy a small piece of African history while playing a great game.

Suitable for museums, schools, families - Madagascan Fanorona is fantastic for teaching logic skills to children. The board, pieces and rules come in a convenient cardboard tube so take up very little space when not in use.

Approx. Dimensions:

Board 30 x 18cm. Tube 28cm long
Board 11.8x7.1 inch. Tube 11 inch long

Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children under 36 months.

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