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Evidence for Damat

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1933
Type Ethnography
Location 2°11'22.58"N, 102°15'0.31"E
Date 1959-01-01 - 1959-12-31
Rules 12x12 checkered board. 30 pieces per player. Played on the black squares. Pieces move forward diagonally one space. Pieces capture an adjacent opponent's piece by hopping over it to an empty space immediately on the opposite side of it. When a piece reaches the opposite edge of the board from where it started, it is promoted. Promoted pieces may move any distance in a diagonal line as long as there is an empty space at the end of the jump.
Content "Game played by the Portuguese at Malacca, Malaya. Portuguese call it damat. Although the board is larger than a western board, the principle of the game is as in western draughts with the following variation. When a piece gets to the opposite end of the board it becomes a king and can travel any distance along the black squares in one move in one line provided that there is a vacant space at the end of its jump." Newell 1959: 30.
Confidence 100
Source Newell, H. 1959. "A Few Asiatic Board Games other than Chess." Man 59: 29-30.

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