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Evidence for Lau Kata Kati

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.824
Type Ethnography
Location 23°41'19.71"N, 86°57'58.11"E 23°13'56.78"N, 87°51'41.20"E 22°25'32.57"N, 87°19'11.70"E 23°10'27.77"N, 88°33'37.61"E 23°15'52.06"N, 88°26'17.53"E 22°50'44.31"N, 89°32'25.16"E 22°42'4.09"N, 90°21'9.73"E
Date 1863-01-01 - 1933-12-31
Rules Play begins with each player's pieces on the pieces occupying the points of one of the triangles, leaving the shared apex empty. Pieces move to the next adjacent point connected by a line. Captures are made by hopping over an opponent's piece. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "Lau-kata-kati. The diagram used in playing the game of lau-kata-kati is shown in figure 2. The game is played by two persons with 18 pieces; each player places his nine distinctive pieces on the nine cross-points of his triangle leacing the apex vacant. In the first move, a piece is shifted to the central point O and then the usual rules of draughts are followed, with the exception that only one piece can be captured at a time. One, who captures all the nine pieces of his adversary, is the winner." Datta 1933: 168.
Confidence 100
Ages Child, Elder
Genders Male
Source Datta, J. 'A few types of sedentary games of Lower Bengal.' Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 29(1): 167–170.

Id DLP.Evidence.825
Type Ethnography
Location 25° 8'15.67"N, 81°27'19.31"E
Date 1906-01-01 - 1906-12-31
Rules Two triangles joined at the apex, bisected along their heights, and divided into three horizontally, opening position, captures made by hopping.
Content "The same game is played at Bargarh on a slightly different board, as shown in the accompanying diagram (Fig 5.) The rules of both these games are the same as those of Ahtarah Gutti." Humphries 1906: 123.
Confidence 100
Spaces Public
Source Humphries, E. de M. 1906. Notes on "Pachesi" and similar games, as played in the Karwi Subdivision, United Provinces. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 2(4): 117–127.

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