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Evidence for Shiva

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Id DLP.Evidence.1407
Type Ethnography
Location 7°19'24.96"N, 9° 0'13.68"E 12°20'31.42"N, 14°11'8.95"E
Date 1951-01-01 - 1951-12-31
Rules 5x6 or 6x6 board. Twelve pieces per player. Players take turns placing pieces on the board. Once all the pieces are on the board, players may move one piece orthogonally one space during their turn. Players cannot create a line of more than three in an orthogonal direction, and cannot make a line of three during the placement phase. If three pieces are in an orthogonal line, they cannot be moved again. If a player makes three rows before the opponent makes one, it is an automatic win.
Content "3.6.2. Nigeria. Tiv tribe, Benue Province, Gboko: Shiva; Tiv tribe, Borniu Province, Ngala. Kare or karnun, 'three-in-a-row' (K.C. Murray). Board 5x6 or 6x6 cells. Two players, each with twelve men. Neither player may make a row until all the men have been entered. a player when entering his men may not aline more than three men in the orthogonal directions. Once a row has been made, no man of that row may be moved again. Moves can only be made in the orthogonal directions and only one step. If a player makes three rows before his opponent makes one, he wins the game outright." Murray 1951: 49.
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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