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Evidence for Dig Dig

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1931
Type Ethnography
Location 5°22'12.12"N,100°24'50.21"E
Date 1959-01-01 - 1959-12-31
Rules Three concentric squares, with lines connecting the corners and midpoints of the squares. Two players. Players alternate turns placing one of their pieces on one of the spots on the board. A player may place a piece on top of a piece belonging to their opponent during this phase of the game, and they are both canceled out. When three uncanceled pieces form a row along the lines on the board, the player may capture one of the opponent's pieces. Once all of the spots have been occupied, the canceled pieces are removed. Players alternate turns moving one of their pieces to an empty adjacent spot on the board.The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "'Straight Line' (Teochiu Chinese in Wellesley Province, North Malaya). Associated with this game is a Teochiu proverb, 'Shiang ki kik jia dig' ('Chinese chess is for immortals, straight line for beggars'). The game is played by two players, one of whom has twigs, the other grass. Each player may then place (not move) a piece on any junction of the lines. One may place a twig over an opponent's piece and the two then cancel out. When three uncrossed pieces are in a straight line such s ADG or PQR, then one is entitled to remove any one of the opponent's twigs. When all places are occupied, all crossed pieces are removed and the game is continued by moving along the lines instead of replacing pieces until the winner has removed all his opponent's pieces." Newell 1959: 29.
Confidence 100
Social status Non-Elite
Source Newell, H. 1959. "A Few Asiatic Board Games other than Chess." Man 59: 29-30.

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