Pong Hau K'i is an ancient Chinese tic-tac-toe-like game involving two players with two differently colored stones (say, red and blue). The players move their respective stones along a line to an adjacent empty space on a board consisting of five nodes and seven edges, illustrated above. The objective of the game is to trap the opponent so that no possible moves are available.

# Pong Hau K'i

## See also

Tic-Tac-Toe
*This entry contributed by Shervin
Rahimpour*

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## References

Evans, R. "Pong Hau K'i."*Games and Puzzles*

**53**, 19, 1976.Straffin, P. D. Jr. "Position Graphs for Pong Hau K'i and Mu Torere."

*Math. Mag.*

**68**, 382-386, 1995.

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