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Kensington (game)

Kensington is a board game devised by Brian Taylor[?] and Peter Forbes[?] in 1979. It is played on a pattern of triangles, squares, and hexagons, as shown below.

The two players, red and blue, alternately place pieces on the intersections of the board until each has placed fifteen. Thereafter they alternate turns sliding a single piece along a line to an adjacent vertex. The object is to place pieces on the six vertices of a white hexagon or a hexagon of one's own color.

If a player forms a triangle, he is entitled to relocate one enemy piece. If a player forms a square, he may relocate two enemy pieces. Forming a triangle and a square simultaneously allows one to relocate only two enemy pieces.

The rules are simple and the board is attractive, but unfortunately, the game is not very deep. Whoever makes the first triangle or square is almost assured of being able to scatter the opposing pieces and win without difficulty. What depth the game does contain revolves around being first to begin scattering.

The placing and movement of pieces is reminiscent of Nine Men's Morris.

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