|Start Setting Up Papamu|
Konane is an ancient Hawaiian game that is played much like our checkers. You set up the board by running a diagonal line of kea (white) `ili`ili (stones) on the board and then a row of `ele (black) `ili`ili (stones) along either side. Continue until the entire board is filled. These photos are of my playing board. The following instructions (and additional information) are from this website:
* Konane requires two players to sit on opposite sides of the papamu (game board)
|See The Two Empty Spots? Ready to Play!|
* One player is chosen to take one kea (white) and one `ele (black) from anywhere on the papamu (game board)
* Player holds one in each lima (hand) behind their back
* Player shows closed fists to opponent who chooses a lima (hand)
* Opponent is assigned the color of the `ili`ili (stones) in the hand that was chosen. `Ele (black) goes first, but this may not be an absolute rule—you decide!
* `Ele moves by lele (jumping) and `ai (eating) kea
The last player to be able to move is the kulanakila (victor)—YAY!
Enjoy, and Good Luck!
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