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.
Fanorona - Madagascan game
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