First introduced in the 1970's, Pente is a contemporary strategy game based upon several closely related games that have been popular in Asia for centuries. Pente (meaning "five" in Greek) combines the best elements of all three - the simplicity of Go-Moku, the flashy tactics of Ninuki-Renju, and the profound strategy of Go. All of these games can also be played the Pente board. The object of Pente is simple - a player wins by placing five stones in a row (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) or by capturing five pairs of an opponent's stones. Deluxe Pente features a quality roll-up board, just like the classic edition of the original game. Four sets of beautifully colored stones allow for 2, 3, or 4 player games, and four drawstring bags house each set of stones.
Contents include: 1 Roll-up Pente Gameboard, 4 Sets of Colored Glass Stones (Blue, Green, Clear, and Amber), 4 Cloth Drawstring Stone Storage Bags, Illustrated Instructions
Duration: 20 minutes