Hanto HD: Table-top Strategy Forever!
By Raul Ignacio Verano
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Hanto is the new Chess!
Hanto is must-have board game for your iPad (and its FREE!). It provides you with endless hours of brain teasing fun, either to play by yourself or with a friend face to face! (using your magical device as a magical board)
Develop your strategic skills with the increasingly difficult rule sets and train your ability to "think ahead", while you listen to the superb soundtrack by Kevin Mac Leod!
Hanto is a no-brainer download for the smart iPad owner!
How to play:
All rule sets are based on a common idea: surround your opponent's Butterfly (Queen) before he surrounds yours. Think of a Butterfly like a King in Chess that is captured when it has pieces all around it.
In your turn you can either put a new piece in the board or move one of your existing ones. New pieces can only enter in contact with your own pieces.
You have a limited quantity of pieces, and they all move differently, so you have to think very carefully your move in order to use them wisely and outsmart your opponent!
Finally, but most important of all: all pieces in the game should make one big group at all times, regardless of their owner. This rule can be used at your advantage to "block" your enemy's pieces and prevent them from moving.
Rule sets vary the amount of pieces players have and the way they move.
There are 10 rule-sets to choose from plus the ability to make your own!!!