Fandom

Mancala World

Quindo

911pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Quindo
Inventor: Hajo Bücken,
1984
Ranks: Two
Sowing: Single laps
Region: Germany

Quindo is a cooperative mancala game (that is, players have to help each other to chieve a common goal), which was created by Hajo Bücken (Germany) in 1984. It can be played by any number of players and also as a solitaire. The game was published by the "Arbeitsstelle für Neues Spielen" (i.e. Workplace for New Gaming) in Bremen.

Rules

The board consists of 10 hexagonal fields, which are arranged in a circle. Each field is connected to the one on the opposite side by a line.

In each field there are initially three counters. There are six colors (called "nature", red, green, yellow, blue and black) with five pieces each, which are placed in any way the players like or in the following manner (on consecutive fields in a clockwise direction):

  • "nature" / red / green
  • green / blue / black
  • "nature" / yellow / black
  • red / green / blue
  • "nature" / red / yellow
  • blue / yellow / black
  • "nature" / red / black
  • red / green / yellow
  • "nature" / blue / black
  • green / blue / yellow

On his turn, a player either moves one piece to its opposite field or sows the contents of one field, one by one, clockwise into the following fields.

When all five pieces of one color are in the same field, they are removed, even if there are still other pieces.

All players win if all colors are removed before the 20th turn, otherwise everyone loses.

Non-cooperative Variant

The player who removes a group of five counters of the same color wins them. The player who captures most groups wins the game.

Note:

The two-person variant is flawed. One player is able to prevent his opponent from ever forming a five if he plays in a destructive manner

External Links


Copyright

© Ralf Gering
Under the CC by-sa 2.5 license.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.