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How Pentago Works


Author's Note: How Pentago Works

I played Pentago for the first time while researching this article and it's already on my personal list of top five board games. (Plus, in homage to my childhood, I really do like any game that involves marbles.) Simple as an elementary game of Connect Four, yet nearly as complex as chess, Pentago proves to be a challenge. The more I play it, the deeper my strategy grows. It's commanded so much of our family game time each evening that I'm even thinking about writing a thank you note to Mathias Ringstrom's mother. I'd hate to think what would have happened had she not given him Pentago as a gift and then challenged him to a game.

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