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Evidence for Ratti-Chitti-Bakri

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1388
Type Ethnography
Location 32°34'58.69"N, 71°32'16.52"E
Date 1925-10-01 - 1925-10-31
Rules 9x9 baord played on the intersections, with diagonals for each 3x3 square. Forty pieces per player, one playing as white, the other as red, arranged on opposite sides of the board, each player's pieces taking up the first through fourth ranks of spaces, plus their right half of the fifth rank. The central spot remains empty. Players alternate turns by moving a piece to an adjacent empty spot along the lines on the board. A player may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over one adjacent piece if there is an empty spot behind it along a line on the board. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "Ratti-Chitti-Bakri (Red-White-Goats). As is shown in figure 5, there are 81 cross-points, and each of the two players is the possessor of 40 pieces, the central point being left vacant. The rules that are followed in playing this game are exactly the same as have been described in connection with the game of bara-guti. As is implied by the name, one of the players carries on the game with pieces of red stone, and the other with pieces of white stone, there being an abundant supply of both types of stone in the area round Mianwali." Gupta 1926a: 146-147.
Confidence 100
Source Gupta, H. 1926a. 'A Few Types of Sedentary Games Prevalent in the Punjab." Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 22(4): 143–148.

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