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Evidence for Pretwa

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.787
Type Contemporary rule description
Location Bihar
Date 1951-01-01 - 1951-12-31
Rules Board with three concentric circles with six radii. Each player begins with nine pieces. Pieces moves along the lines to the next intersection point. Players may hop an opponent's piece to capture it. Captures can be made in sequence if another capture is available after the previous one is made. The player who captures all of their opponent's pieces wins.
Content "Games with the same rules of move and capture as in the alquerque games are also played in India on other boards, all the intersections of lines except the central one being occupied by men...4.2.40. India, Behar: Pretwa (A.G. Shirreff). Played on Fig. 31b, formed of three concentric circles with six diameters, between sides of nine men which are arranged on three consecutive diameters, leaving the centre of the circles empty." Murray 1951: 71.
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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