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Evidence for Chollo

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1971
Type Ethnography
Location 32°32'57.69"N, 77° 2'6.75"E
Date 1932-01-01 - 1932-12-31
Rules Two to four players. Two six-sided dice. 45 pebbles. Seven sticks per player. Pebbles and sticks are arranged on the board according to the throws of the die. The stones are arranged on the board as the players see fit, either using all or only some of them. The spaces between the stones are the playing spaces. The sticks are moved according to the throws of the dice. A throw of double 1 grants the player another throw. Pieces begin off the board. When a piece lands on a piece belonging to the opponent, the opponent's piece is sent back to the beginning and the player gets another throw. When a player's piece lands on the same space as one of their own pieces, the player gets another throw and then both sticks move together. The player to get all of their sticks to the end of the track wins.
Content Description of the rules and equipment for Chollo, as described by H.G. Beasley, who collected the materials and wrote the rules as played in Kyelang, Tibet (India), now in the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford (1954.6.183). Finkel 1995: 30-33.
Confidence 100
Source Finkel, I. 1995. "Notes on Two Tibetan Games." In A. de Voogt, ed. New Approaches to Board Games Research: Asian Origins and Future Perspectives. Leiden: International Institute for Asian Studies.

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