Fanorona - Madagascan game
- 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
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.
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.
Board 30 x 18cm. Tube 28cm long
Board 11.8x7.1 inch. Tube 11 inch long
Contains small parts. Unsuitable for children younger than 4 years old.