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Mengamenga board

Mengamenga board

The deceptively complex traditional Māori game of mengamenga is played on a board with squares of four different colours. Each player places pieces (in this case coloured stones) according to strategies that enable them to remove their opponent's pieces.

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Mark Derby, 'Cards, board games and puzzles - Māori use of games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/38884/mengamenga-board (accessed 26 March 2017)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013