Konane: Ancient Hawaiian Strategy Game (Canceled)
Konane is an ancient Hawaiian strategy game similar to checkers or Othello. Our unique board is foldable, soft and ready to travel.
We are coming back! Thanks to the great success we have the opportunity to improve our manufacturing. Unfortunately with this improved manufacturing we will need to cancel this project. We will come soon with our improved game and new campaign. We hope you understand, we would rather cancel than waste your important funding. This will allow us better quality and a better backer experience in the future. Mahalo for your support and we hope to see you soon!
Here is your chance to take a little aloha with you wherever you go!
We need funding to help us make this game possible with our portable design. Funds will be used to manufacture our original Konane boards perfect for traveling.
Konane has been a favorite game of the Hawaiian people for hundreds of years. It was often used to mentally train warriors in planning battle strategies. Original konane boards were made of depressions carved into large stones or boulders and were usually found along the beaches or near the home.
Konane is played by two players. First the board is set up using the white and black pebbles. Sixty-four pebbles are needed for this game. The thirty-two black pebbles are called ‘ili‘ili ‘ele‘ele and the thirty-two white pebbles called ‘ili‘ili ke‘oke‘o. Players use these pebbles to fill out of the positions on the board alternately with the black and white pebbles.
To begin, one player picks up two pebbles near the center of the board, one white and one black. This player then holds both pebbles behind his or her back, alternating which hand holds each stone. The player then presents his or her outstretched hands and allows the second player to pick a hand. The first player will then open their hand to reveal the color pebble that the second player will be playing. Whoever has the black pebble plays first.
The person playing the black pebble will move a black pebble over a white one into an empty space, then remove the stone that was jumped over and set it in a pile alongside the konane board. The next player then moves a white pebble over a black one and places it in a separate pile on his or her side of the konane board. One or more pebbles must be removed with each play.
Players continue to jump over one another. Players may only jump forward or backwards, or to the right or the left of the board. Players never move in two directions during the course of their turn. Players are also not allowed to move diagonally. The game ends when a player is unable to make any more moves, and therefore the other player is the winner.
Our Konane board is made out vinyl and stitched together with our custom Kapa cloth print fabric. Kapa is the cloth of Hawaii. It is perfect for travel to the beach, on an airplane, car rides or anywhere you might be.
Mahalo for your support and ALOHA!
Risks and challenges
If we get a huge order we may have to switch manufacturing methods, which would delay production. .Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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