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Five-Field Kono: Make and Play a Korean Strategy Game

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Friday, Jun. 7, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET

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Paper with 'o pat kono' written on it.

Log on for these FREE live learning sessions every Friday. Perfect for kids in grades K–6 to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, and anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects to do at home.

Hosted in collaboration with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration’s Community of Learning.

Five-field kono, also known as o pat kono, is a Korean strategy game first introduced to Western audiences by Penn Museum Director (and massive game fan) Stewart Culin (1858-1929). Students will learn the history of this game and discover what Culin found so appealing about it. They will then design a five-field kono board and learn to play this easy-to-learn but hard-to-master strategy game.

Recommended materials: Blank sheet of paper, a writing utensil, a ruler, and fourteen counters (seven of each type) for game pieces.


Upcoming Sessions

May 31 Where in the World? Register
June 7 Five-Field Kono: Make and Play a Korean Strategy Game Register
June 14 Pets in Archaeology Register
June 21 The Mighty Mesoamerican Metropolis Register
June 28 Cartouches Register
July 12 Scarabs in Ancient Egypt Register
July 19 Roman Mosaics Register
July 26 Legendary Heroes From Around the World Register
August 2 The Ancient Olympic Games Register
August 9 Indigenous Games Register
August 16 Legendary Monsters Register
August 23 Where in the World? Register
August 30 Think Like an Archaeologist! Register