Deluxe Pente


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First introduced in the 1970s, Pente is a contemporary strategy game based upon several closely related games that have been popular in Asia for centuries – most notably the game of Go! The object is simple – the first player to place 5 stones in a row or to capture 5 pairs of opposing stones is the winner.*A contemporary strategy game?Includes 1 roll-up game board with rubber backingComes with 4 sets of colored glass stones in 4 cloth drawstring storage bagsGreat for family game nightRecommended for ages 8 and upDesigned for 2 to 4 players*About Winning Moves Inc.*Winning Moves USA (WMUSA) is a leading maker of board games, card games, and puzzles. Since WMUSA’s first year of operation in 1995, the company has forged a close relationship with one of the world’s largest game companies, Hasbro, Inc., owner of Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley. WMUSA also has a great relationship with Seven Towns, Ltd. (the owners of the Rubik’s brand). As a result, many long-lived Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley games & Rubik’s puzzles are now marketed by WMUSA! WMUSA proudly markets best-selling titles like Pass The Pigsr, Rubik’sr Cube, Scattergoriesr Categories, Rack-Or, No Stress Chessr, and hot new sellers like The Rubik’sr Void Puzzler, Pass The Pigsr Big Pigs?, and Classic Rummy Tiles?. With a talented group of game marketers and developers, WMUSA’s mission is to provide happiness to consumers by offering Classic, Retro, Cool and Fun games for play with friends and family.*More Info*Pente is a strategy board game for two or more players, created in 1977 by Gary Gabriel, a dishwasher at Hideaway Pizza, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Customers played Pente at Hideaway Pizza on checkerboard tablecloths while waiting for their orders to arrive. Thirty years later, patrons are still playing Pente at Hideaway Pizza, although now with roll-up Pente boards. Pente is based on the Japanese game ninuki-renju, a variant of renju or gomoku that is played on a Go board of 19×19 intersections with white and black stones. Like ninuki-renju, Pente allows captures, but Pente added a new opening rule. In the nineteenth century, gomoku was introduced to Britain where it was known as ””Go Bang.””**