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Evidence for Maak Yék

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1290
Type Ethnography
Game Maak Yék
Location Thailand
Date 1836-01-01 - 1836-12-31
Rules 8x8 board. Sixteen pieces per player. The pieces begin on the first and third rank or squares with respect to each player. Pieces move orthogonally any distance. Pieces are captured when surrounded on both sides by an enemy piece. Enemy pieces may also be taken if a piece moves into a space such that the enemy pieces are on either side of it. The goal is to capture all of the enemy's pieces.
Content "Maak yék is a game somewhat resembling draughts. It is played with thirty-two men—sixteen on a side— and arranged respectively on their first and third lines. The pieces move in square in all directions, the number not being limited. The object is to get one or more of the adversaries' pieces betwixt two of the players' ones, which, if there be no intervals between any of the confined and confining pieces, are taken—or if the draft piece stands with one of the adversaries' on each side of him, or with htese and others in his rear, he takes the whole." Low 1836: 382-383.
Confidence 100
Source Low, J. 1839. 'On Siamese Literature.' Asiatic Researches 20(2): 338-392.

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