Five-in-a-row Board Game Held by
Confucius Institute at University of Banja Luka

[Source]    Confucius Institute at University of Banja Luka [Time]    2018-12-31 15:10:00 

To help local people have more experience of Chinese culture, on December 22nd, 2018, the Confucius Institute at the University of Banja Luka organized a board-game competition in the building of Faculty of Political Science with 15 participants attending the event.

Since it was the first time for the participants to paly the game, the volunteer Chinese teacher Xu Yicheng explained the rules of playing this board-game, Five-in-a-row, elaborately. He also mentioned that Five-in-a-row game derived from the traditional Chinese board game, Weiqi(围棋),which was listed as one of the four activities in ancient China enjoyed by scholars or gentlemen. The other three activities in the list are Gu Qin (古琴),calligraphy, and Chinese traditional painting.

Making friends with friends

It is proved that board games help people improve their logic thinking abilities and deepen their friendship by having fun together.

The final competition

After the rule explanation, the participants were put into pairs to practice for a couple of games with the help of Chinese professors. When all of them had learnt how to play, the competition started.

After the first round, half of the competitors were eliminated. The final competition was fierce and interesting with people gathering around to watch. The first three winners were awarded and took photos together to mark the event.