Shisima is a two-player game from Kenya – one of many three-in-a-row games from around the world such as Tic-Tac-Toe, Tapatan, Three Men’s Morris, Nine Holes, Achi, Tant Fant, and Dara. The octagonal board is what makes Shisima unique. Each player’s three pieces face off on opposite edges of the octagon, and by means of clever movement, a row of three is accomplished. Obviously, this must use the center space, which makes it a precious possession. The trick is to make moves to force the opponent off that space at just the right time.
This game can be played by 2 players ages 6 and up. One game of Shisima takes about 10 Minutes to play.