For more than twenty years, Pente was in our top 10 great games list. It is an outstanding 2 player game which can be learned in 2 minutes and will engage the mind from then on. Evolved from the oriental game Go-Mo-Ku, Pente is a game in which players take turns placing stones on the board. Object is to place five in a row, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. You can also win by capturing five pairs of the opponent's stones. Capturing is done by bracketing the opponent's pair with one of your stones at each end.
Out of print since 2002, Pente in the tube is once again available. The board feels just about as great as it used to, and the "new rules" have been changed to variations on the game, including a great fix on the first person advantage for Points Pente. The only big difference between this and the original tube edition are the colors. All in all, we're happy with the changes.
Contains: 1 roll-up Pente gameboard, 4 sets of colored stones (amber, blue, green and gray), 4 colored velour stone bags, travel tube and rules.