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Evidence for J'odu

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1228
Type Ethnography
Location Southern Nigeria
Location 5°54'11.25"N, 0°59'12.65"E
Date 1951-01-01 - 1951-12-31
Rules 2x6 board, which two stores. Four counters in each hole. Sowing proceeds in an anti-clockwise direction. When the final counter of a sowing falls in to an occupied hole, these counters are picked up and sowing continues. When the final hole lands in an empty hole, if the hole is in the player's row, the contents of the opponent's opposite hole are captured. If the empty hole is in the opponent's row, the turn ends. A player must play so that the opponent is able to play on their next turn, if possible. The player who captures the most counters wins.
Content "7.5.9. Yorubas, Nigeria: J'odu; Keta, Gold Coast; Jodorakase (K.C. Murray). 2x6 holes and two stores, one t each end of the board; four beans in each hole; several laps to the move; one round; play anticlockwise. A player must leave his opponent a hole from which to play. A move may begin from any of the player's holes and ends when the last bean in hand falls in an empty hole. If this hole lies in the player's row, the move ends without capture." Murray 1951: 181.
Confidence 100

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