"Kon’-thi or Plum-stone Game. This was a game of chance played by the women. The kon’-thi or plum-stones which gave the name to the game were five in number; three were burned on one side a uniform black and were called Hon or Night; the other side was left the natural color of the stone and called Day; the other stones had one side a Mi’-ka-e or Star and on the other side a Mi’-um-na or moon in its quarter. These figures were made by burning around a die held firmly on the stone, so that the Star and Crescent were of the natural color of the plum-pit.
In playing the game the plum-stones were dropped into a Zhon’-uh-pe or wooden bowl which each player in her turn seized with both hands, and, giving it a sudden jerk upward, brought the bowl down quickly, causing the plum-stones to toss and then fall within the bowl. There were only two combinations that counted: If the three Day of the three Night turned up with one Star and one Moon, this counted 5; if the three Day or the three