HOW TO PLAY KONANE
  • Konane requires two players to sit on opposite sides of the papamu (game board)
  • One player is chosen to take one kanaka kea (white) and one kanaka `ele (black)from anywhere on the papamu
  • Player holds one in each lima (hand) behind back
  • Player shows closed fists to opponent who chooses a hand
  • Opponent is assigned the color of the `ili`ili in the hand that was chosen, in our games `ele`ele always goes first
  • Kanaka `ele moves by lele (jumping) and `ai (eating) kanaka kea
  • The last player to be able to move is the kulanakila (victor).
  • During game a Kapu (law or rule) of silence exists - no talking.

 

Let's have some fun. See how fast you can match each instruction to its corresponding picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Each player places his assigned `ili`ili next to the papamu on his side of the board. Play begins when kanaka `ele moves by jumping forward, backward or side to side into a vacant space after jumping over and eating an opponent's kanaka. A move can only be made by jumping over and eating your opponent. You may jump more than one kanaka at a time, provided there is a vacant space between each that you can land in. Diagonal moves are not allowed and you can only move in one direction in the same move. The last player to jump the opponent's kanaka is the winner. If you can't move anymore...AUE (too bad)! You lose! The other person is the LANAKILA or winner.

 

Hawaiian Vocabulary - Give each word its definition:

1. lima

2. lele

3. `ai

4. kulanakila

5. kapu

6. aue

7. lanakila

 

 

   
KONANE
HOW TO SETUP KONANE
HOW TO PLAY KONANE
HOW TO MAKE A PAPER KONANE GAME BOARD
HOW TO MAKE A WOODEN KONANE GAME BOARD
HAWAIIAN Konane VOCABULARY
RELATED LINKS
CONTENT STANDARDS and STUDENT / TEACHER REFLECTIONS
KUPUNA 'S HAWAII MAP

 

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