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1680
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2
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Mfg Suggested Ages
7 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
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Fanorona
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Fandango
Fanorana
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Fanorona is a classical two-person strategic abstract game that comes from the island of Madagascar and is still popular there today. It is played on a rectangular board made up of two Alquerque boards with 22 plain black and white pieces. Capturing is compulsory and a series of captures may be made by the same piece on a turn, as in checkers. Unique aspects of the game include its method of capture (either approaching or withdrawing your piece from a line of enemy pieces), and the "vela partie" (debt game) after winning a decisive game (the winner must let the loser "eat" one man each turn for 17 consecutive moves). Because of the density of the board (only one open spot at the games beginning) and the unique method of capture, strategy is complex and enigmatic, with fewer pieces often beating more pieces. (While very different, the game feels somewhat like Zertz due to the above.)

Historical note from one game box: Some Fanorona matches were devoted to the Gods and last but not least the fate and colonialization of Madagascar (1895) supposed to be solved unbloody with Fanorona on the game table.

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Taş Devrı Oyuncak Turkish edition
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Artist: Néstor Romeral Andrés
Year: 2009
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Year: 1987
Size: 13.50 x 7.50 x 1.00 inches
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2 Wooden Fanorona board
Print and play Fanorona board.
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2014-09-01
5 B/W Printable board
Fanorona black and white printable board
English
2010-11-01
3 Fanorona - Dutch Rules
Dutch translation of the Rules Nederlandse vertaling van de spelregels
Dutch
2010-01-11
7 Fanorona board - PNP
Fanorona board: Print, play and have a nice day!
(neutral)
2009-09-22
1 A board to print and play
A little board to print and play.
English
2009-04-20
16 Fanorona
Fanorona, by Damian Walker. Traditional Board Game Series, Leaflet #26 (second edition, revised).
2007-07-28
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