Fanorona (pronounced fa-NOORN) is a traditional game, played
several hundred years in its present form. Fanorona
starts are a
fast moving capturing game - most of the pieces are
in the first few turns. After the initial massacre, it
subtle positional game.
Fanorona is mostly played on the island of Magascar,
and most of
the explanations of the game are poorly translated, so while
official rules are available elsewhere, I recommend you read
rules, for clarity.
are very good at the initial capturing phase, but pretty bad
rounding up the survivors.