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Evidence for Lobudök

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Id DLP.Evidence.1881
Type Ethnography
Game Lobudök
Location Bari
Date 1939-01-01 - 1939-12-31
Rules 4x8 board. The counters begin in the following arrangement, starting from a player's left most hole in the outer row and proceeding anticlockwise: 0,0,1,0,0,1,6,0,8,0,1,0,0,1,6,8. To start, players may not sow into or sow from the leftmost and rightmost holes in both of their rows. When it is no longer possible for the player to make a legal move using only these twelve holes, they may then play using all of the holes. The opponent must continue using only twelve holes until they also cannot make a legal move with them. Sowing proceeds in an anti-clockwise direction. When the final counter falls into an occupied hole in the player's inner row and both of the opposite holes on the opponent's side of the board are occupied, the counters in the opposite holes are captured and sown beginning in the first hole that was sown into to begin the sowing that caused the capture. When the final counter falls into an occupied hole and a capture is not possible, the contents of the hole are picked up and sowing continues. When the final counter lands in an empty hole, the turn ends. Players cannot sow from a hole containing a single counter. The player who captures all of their opponent's counters wins.
Content "The board for Lobudök is the same as that for Ryakati, but the layout is different. The game starts directly from the following position. The rules are the same as for Ryakati without the opening gambit and play is confined to holes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and holes 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 on both sides of the board. s soon as one player's cows are so reduced that he can no longer move within his limit, he plays from either hole 9 or hole 16 using his full half of the board and can only of course capture from the holes his opponent is using. His opponent continues to play on the restricted part of his half of the board and may win without having to use his reserves. If however he too is unable to move, he in his turn will call his reserves into play and the game proceeds on the full board." Beaton 1939: 141-142.
Confidence 100
Spaces Outside, Public
Source Beaton, A. "A Bari Game- Soro." Sudan Notes and Records 22(1): 133-143.

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