Konane – POK

Last updated on July 17th, 2023 at 12:58 am



Step into the gaming world with Konane, one of the top $0.99 games in the App Store! Crafted with creativity and innovation by Pok Wong, this captivating Strategy game is bound to grab your attention. With its content rating of 4+, it caters to a wide audience. Ever since its release on 20th July 2012, it has been constantly updated, with the latest version rolled out on 25th January 2023.

Whether you have a liking for Strategy, Board, games, Konane is sure to keep you hooked!

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Dive into Konane

Kōnane is a two-player strategy board game from Hawaii. It was invented by the ancient Hawaiian Polynesians. The game begins with all the counters laid out on the board in an alternating pattern of black and white. Players then hop over one another’s pieces capturing them similar to checkers. The first player who can no longer make a capture is the loser, and the other player is the winner. You can tap on the piece to select and then tap on an empty spot to make the move to the spot, if that is a valid move. Alternatively you could use drag to move a piece to an empty spot.
In ancient times, the pieces used were black and white lava stones played over a large rock which doubled as a board and table.
The game appears somewhat similar to draughts. Pieces hop over one another when capturing. However, the similarities end there. In draughts, one player’s pieces are initially set up on one side of the board opposite the other player’s pieces. In Konane, both players’ pieces are intermixed in an alternating pattern of black and white that covers the whole board. Furthermore, in Konane all moves are capturing moves, and they are done in an orthogonal direction (not diagonally).

What’s Fresh in the Latest Update?

Discover what’s new in the recent update of Konane on 25th January 2023:

New Game Center support

Hear from the Players – Konane Reviews

Find out what gamers are saying about Konane:

This is an ancient Hawaiian checkers game. We just learned how to play while visiting the Polynesian Culture Center in Oahu. It takes 30 seconds to learn the rules. Simple and fun, and the app works great, with several options for customizing gameplay. Also works in 2 player mode over wifi and through Game Center. Highly recommended!

Tried on both iOS 5.1.1 and 7.1.2. App crashes when we go into settings and try to change the board size. The board is ugly (looks like an ordinary checkerboard in drab color) and the pieces look ugly as rocks and fat as chips. On top of that you need to drag the pieces to the new spot rather than tap like on most board games on a touchscreen device. It’s just unnatural to play. Seeing nothing but good reviews by others made us thought that we could overlook the aesthetics and look forward to good gameplay. However, the fact that we cannot change the board size because of constant crashes is a complete disappointment. Wasted $0.99!

We love Konane. It’s good to see a version of it here! Well done.

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