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Ancient games from around the world.  Play against the computer or with a friend.


Strategy Hunt Games
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Fox & Hounds
A pack of dogs try to trap a fox before it reaches the other side.
Also known as Pig and the Fence, Wolf & Sheep, Hounds & Hare, and Devil & Tailors.

Fox & Geese
13 geese try to trap 1 fox.
Based on the ancient Scandinavian game of Halataf.

Tigers & Goats
An ambush of tigers tries to eat a herd of goats without gettting trapped.
Also known as Bagh-Chal in Nepal.

Wolf & Goats
A herd of goats try to trap a wolf before it reaches the other side.
Also known as Cat and Dogs.

Cows & Leopards
A herd of cows tries to trap two leopards before they are eaten.
Originating in southeast Asia, primarily India and Sri Lanka.

2 Foxes & 20 Geese
20 geese try to occupy the home base of 2 foxes.
Based on the ancient Scandinavian game of Halataf.



3-in-a-row Games
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Tic Tac Toe
Place pieces on the board until someone gets 3-in-a-row.
Also known as Noughts and Crosses.

Tant Fant
Move 3 pieces to get 3-in-a-row, excluding the starting row.
Originating from Indian.
Similar to the modern version of the Egyptian game of Seega.

Shisima
Move 3 pieces to get 3-in-a-row, using the center spot.
Originating from the Tiriki people of Kenya.

Three Mens Morris
Place 3 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row, no diagonals.
Origination from Egypt, but also played throughout the
Roman Empire and in Europe in the Middle Ages;
may also be known known as Luk tsut K'i in ancient China.  

Tapatan
Place 3 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row, long diagonals.
Originating from the Philippines.

Picaria
Place 3 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row, all diagonals.
Originating with the Zuni pueblo nation in New Mexico.

Nine Holes
Place 3 pieces, then jump anywhere to get 3-in-a-row.
Originating from England.

Achi
Place 4 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row.
Originating from Ghana.

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