Kono – Abstract Strategy Board Game
By Huntington Phoenix
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Kono is an elegant board game that is simple to learn, but difficult to master. Players move their pieces into position along a grid and must jump their own pieces in order to capture the enemy's. The game isn't over until all of one player's pieces are captured, or are immobilized.
Kono offers a challenge for gamers of all ages and skill levels. The game dates back to the classic Korean game of the 19th century. While ancient, the game has retained its challenge over the centuries. While Kono is as easy to learn as Checkers, the game's strategic method of play requires players to think several moves ahead, just like Chess. Players must move their pieces with an eye to being in place at the proper time to allow the proper jump over their own game piece to capture the opposing player's pieces.
Kono will offer a challenge to even the most experienced player, and beginners will find Kono's helpful tutorial feature will allow them to understand how the game plays, as well as aiding them in gaining insight to the game's strategic underpinnings, before they take on the powerful iOS-controlled player. Kono's pleasant background musical soundtrack, beautiful graphics, and challenging gameplay all add up to a game that is the perfect pastime for a few minutes of gameplay while waiting for an appointment, or for hours of challenging gameplay while relaxing at home.
Kono 2.0 brings an extra level of challenge to the game. While players were previously limited to horizontal or vertical moves along the grid-like board, the new version of the game brings the additional twist of diagonal moves, making an intelligent attack strategy more important than ever. Haphazard game play will soon prove fruitless, as players will learn the value of a well-thought out battle plan.
In addition to new moves, Kono 2.0 brings 17 new boards to challenge players of all ages and skill levels. While the original version of Kono was based on the 4x4 grid used in the original Korean version, but offered square grids up to 8x8, allowing only horizontal and vertical moves, version two offers diagonal moves on some of the boards, while also offering the traditional gameplay purists may prefer. In addition to the standard square grid board layouts, Kono now offers board layouts consisting of a number of challenging shapes and sizes.
* Awesome Music, Graphics and Gameplay
* Various difficulty levels
* New diagonal moves add to the challenge
* Challenging new board sizes and layouts
* Board editor
* Tutorial for beginners
* The new Kono Community to share user-designed game boards
What's New in Version 2.0
- Updated gameplay to include diagonal moves in addition to the classic square based grids.
- 17 new challenges that use a combination of horizontal, vertical, and the new diagonal moves.
- An In-app board editor, to create your own challenging boards.
- The introduction of the Kono Community, where individuals can upload their own creations while Huntington Phoenix can make new boards available between releases.
Good but could be great
Love this game but please add landscape option and please allow buy feature to get rid of ads. Thank you!
Classic game, Great challenge
You need a good bit of strategy to play this game. The mechanics are simple but the challenge is real. I'm glad there are different difficulty levels too. The editor is so much fun. I'm thinking of ideas of boards to make now. Maybe a yin-yang board...
Great challenging game
Keeps getting better! Still deceptively difficult but I enjoy this game very much. The new configurations and levels are great. Music and art set it apart. Thanks for being a continued favorite.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 28, 2016
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 72.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Huntington Phoenix, LLC
- © 2015 Huntington Phoenix LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.