This is a game for two players. It requires a lot of thinking and strategic play.

Each player has 5 counters, bottle tops, buttons or stones that look different from the counters used by the other player.

To win the player must be the first to get his or her 5 counters in a line. Each player tries to stop the other player making a line.

The players take it in turns to place their counters on one of the lattice points on the board. When 10 counters have been placed the players take it in turns to move one counter at a time to an adjacent place along any of the marked lines.

Click here to download the FIVE IN A LINE GAME worksheet.

Reference:  ‘Board Games Round the World’ by Robbie Bell and Michael Cornelius (CUP 1988)

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