Konane was almost lost to history, discouraged by colonizers in the early 1800s. Fortunately, it’s back, and we can enjoy this bit of Hawaii’s fascinating culture on the game table.
When you explain the rules, people don’t generally get the depth of the strategy. “It’s like Seega without the drop phase” or “Sounds like peg solitaire for two.” Well, yes to both of those observations, but there’s more.
Play against someone who knows what they’re doing. Patterns and strategies emerge, and (especially on the larger boards) you discover that it has aspects akin to Wei Chi or Halma. It is a very good game.