Kōnane 4+

Instant Interactive

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 13 Ratings
    • $1.99


Welcome to kōnane, a game played by the ancient people of Hawaii! Legend has is that King Kamehameha could not be defeated. Can you become a master of kōnane as well?

--- FEATURES ---
- Learn to play by viewing the tutorial. Gameplay is similar to checkers.
- Play games on an 8 by 8 board.
- Play against the device or share and play with a friend.
- Earn your place on leaderboards and obtain achievements in Game Center.
- Various settings to control aspects such as difficulty and the inclusion of hints.
- Beautiful graphics to include coral and lava rock playing pieces.
- Hawaiian glossary with visual and audio pronunciations.

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Game Center achievements and leaderboards now work correctly on all devices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Ahikanana ,

Authentic looking

Very nice and realistic gameplay. Tested on a device running iOS 5.1.1 and another device running iOS 7.1.2. Though this game has not been improved in a while I would like to see the following additions made: Option to choose board size such as 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, & 9x10. The ability to choose which first piece is removed by each player since there may be some strategy involved on the part of the second player on deciding whether to remove his piece nearer to the center or nearer to one side. When a winner is declared, display the banner in a way so that it does not obscure view of the board. Players need to be able to analyze the outcome of the game. On a 4-in-a-row game that I downloaded, the banner is narrow so that it does not cover any row completely and somewhat opaque so that it may be easily seen through. Also, please add Bluetooth and Wi-Fi play since players might not always be available in the Game Center or online. Also, if there is to be any sort of scoring as I noticed in the Game Center such as least number of moves, number of pieces taken, and number of points accumulated, then these statistics should be displayed somewhere on the screen, perhaps at the bottom, and in a locally stored leaderboard list. Lastly, the option for a player to specify his or her own name should also be made available. This long wish list may be a lot to ask, but perhaps such improvements will lead to greater popularity of this ancient game in the 21st century.

jimray ,

Broke on Latest OS

No longer loads on new OS. Very disappointed, my son and I played it all the time.

Species5618 ,

Mahalo for a great game

I love this version of the Kōnane. Great look, challenging computer play and the glossary with the spoken pronunciation of the Hawaiian words pertaining to the game is an added bonus!
All that we need now is an update to iOS 11!
Update: iOS11 now available. I have had great interactions with the developer. I still love the game best version available.

App Privacy

The developer, Instant Interactive, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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