PENTE is a fast-moving game of skill for two or more players which resembles checkers in ease of learning and simplicity plays like sophisticated tic-tac-toe, and yet approaches chess in its tactical depth and wonderful variety.
Pente is actually an outstanding innovation, derived from several closely related board games that have been popular in the Orient for centuries. Among these games are GO (probably the oldest game in the world), Niniku-Rinju, and Go-Moku.
Pente is a contemporary game that combines the best elements of all three-the simplicity of Go-Moku, the flashy tactics of Niniku- Rinju, and the profound strategy of GO. All of these games can be played on the PENTE board. â€¦