Fanorona Free

Fanorona Free


A traditional board game from Madagascar (which was recently featured in Assassin's Creed III (*)). Unusual features include the ability to capture a line of opponents either by approaching them or by withdrawing from them. Supports two-player play. Includes a leaderboard and achievements. Supports Samsung multiwindow.

Includes a colorblind mode (see the checkbox under Settings). Note that there is a limitation: to switch in or out of colorblind mode, you have to rotate the device, or restart the app.

(Common misspellings: Fanarona, Fanorana.)

This is the free version; there are no ads. The paid version is still available if you want to contribute, but includes no extra features.

Privacy policy:

Fanorona collects statistics on your wins for the leaderboard. However, these statistics are not associated with your real identity; a random identifier is generated for each user. Of course, they are associated with the name you choose in settings; but you are free to use a pseudonym there, or give no name and default to anonymous. In addition, the leaderboard logs your IP address when you win a game. I have been unable to get Google App Engine to stop this logging, but I have set it to discard the log after one day, and I promise not to use the IP address for any purpose, or to disclose it to any third party.

(*) Assassin's Creed III is a trademark of Ubisoft, to which I have no connection.

Recent changes:
2.5.4 adds arrows on the movement lines. 2.5.2 adds animation to piece movements.

2.5 adds achievements.

2.4.2 adds support for Samsung multiwindow, and a new icon.

By popular demand, 2.4 adds the ability to turn off the requirement to keep making captures as long as you're able.

2.3.1 fixes a bug. 2.3 takes advantage of multicore CPUs to speed up the AI, and adds a Very Hard mode.

2.2.0 adds a colorblind mode.

2.1.1 adds buttons on the board.
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71
3.6
User ratings
389
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
1236 kb
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About Fanorona Free
A traditional board game from Madagascar (which was recently featured in Assassin's Creed III (*)). Unusual features include the ability to capture a line of opponents either by approaching them or by withdrawing from them. Supports two-player play. Includes a leaderboard and achievements. Supports Samsung multiwindow.

Includes a colorblind mode (see the checkbox under Settings). Note that there is a limitation: to switch in or out of colorblind mode, you have to rotate the device, or restart the app.

(Common misspellings: Fanarona, Fanorana.)

This is the free version; there are no ads. The paid version is still available if you want to contribute, but includes no extra features.

Privacy policy:

Fanorona collects statistics on your wins for the leaderboard. However, these statistics are not associated with your real identity; a random identifier is generated for each user. Of course, they are associated with the name you choose in settings; but you are free to use a pseudonym there, or give no name and default to anonymous. In addition, the leaderboard logs your IP address when you win a game. I have been unable to get Google App Engine to stop this logging, but I have set it to discard the log after one day, and I promise not to use the IP address for any purpose, or to disclose it to any third party.

(*) Assassin's Creed III is a trademark of Ubisoft, to which I have no connection.

Recent changes:
2.5.4 adds arrows on the movement lines. 2.5.2 adds animation to piece movements.

2.5 adds achievements.

2.4.2 adds support for Samsung multiwindow, and a new icon.

By popular demand, 2.4 adds the ability to turn off the requirement to keep making captures as long as you're able.

2.3.1 fixes a bug. 2.3 takes advantage of multicore CPUs to speed up the AI, and adds a Very Hard mode.

2.2.0 adds a colorblind mode.

2.1.1 adds buttons on the board.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 19, 2015
Good game. Overall smooth simplistic design. However, a couple minor issues that aren't a detriment to the game. The first problem being you can't deselect a piece once selected. Secondly, the algorithm used to calculate the next move for the app enters an infinite loop of redundant moves, mostly back and forth between two spots.
A Google User
May 29, 2015
Okay but annoying Once you've selected a piece, you can't deselect it. You have to play even if u see a better move.
A Google User
May 27, 2015
Assassin's Creed bright me here. While this game is fun, the app can't win against the game's character :'(
A Google User
Apr 12, 2015
Dum Once its human vs human, and you pick a choice, you cant change your decision, it makes you move that piece.
A Google User
Apr 12, 2015
Fun Good challenge, easy to see, and haven't had any problems with it