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Evidence for Adzua (Children)

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1997
Type Ethnography
Location Jukun
Date 1931-01-01 - 1931-12-31
Rules 3x3 board rendered s holes in the ground. Four pieces per player. When a player makes a line of three holes with their pieces, they remove one of the opponent's pieces.
Content Account from Meek: "Small boys play with nine holes only (three on each side), each player having four pieces. The main idea is to organize your play so that three of your pieces form a line, in which case you can confiscate one of your opponent's pieces. The right to make the initial move is a matter of agreement if there had been no preceding game; but the winner of a previous game is entitled to the first move in the succeeding game. Whoever makes the first move calls himself "the king." The pieces used are stones." Meek 1931: 456.
Confidence 100
Ages Child
Spaces Outside, Public
Genders Male
Source Meek, C. 1931. A Sudanese Kingdom: An Ethnographical Study of the Jukun Speaking Peoples of Nigeria. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co.

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