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Evidence for Ako Okwe

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.696
Type Ethnography
Location 5°23'12.66"N, 7°54'15.47"E 6°17'46.07"N, 9°17'42.53"E
Ruleset Murray
Date 1951-01-01 - 1951-12-31
Rules 2x5 board with two stores. Ten counters in each hole Play begins from any of a player's holes, and sowing proceeds in either direction, at the player's choice. The first counter is sown in the hole from which the counters were taken. When the last counter of a sowing falls into a hole, making the contents of that hole odd (but not more than nine), the counters are captured. The first capture be of one counter.
Content Recorded by K.C. Murray, Surveyor of Antiquities of Nigeria "7.5.56. Nigeria...Owerri Pr.: Ako okwe or Ezu ahia ako okwe, 'buying market'; Aro, Calabar Pr.: Okwe; Okwa, Calabar Pr.: Akwa nsa (K.C. Murray). 2x5 holes and two stores. Ten beans in each hole; one lap to the move; one round; moves may be made in both directions. A move may begin from any of the player's holes, but one bean must be left in the hole from which the beans are lifted. Captures are made from the hole in which the move ends; if its contents are now odd and not greater than nine, they are taken, but the first capture must be of a single bean." Murray 1951: 192.
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Id DLP.Evidence.1159
Type Ethnography
Location 5°31'29.30"N, 7°29'33.22"E
Ruleset Umuahia
Date 1951-01-01 - 1951-01-01
Rules 2x5 board with two stores. Ten counters in each hole Play begins from any of a player's holes, and sowing proceeds in either direction, at the player's choice. The first counter is sown in the hole from which the counters were taken. When the last counter of a sowing falls into a hole, making the contents of that hole odd (but not more than nine), the counters are captured. The first capture must be of three, second must be of one counter.
Content Recorded by K.C. Murray, Surveyor of Antiquities of Nigeria "7.5.56. Nigeria. Umuahia...At Umuahia, the first capture must be of three beans and the second of one bean. The game is compared with marketing and the captures are said to be placed in the bank (nkuru)." Murray 1951: 192.
Confidence 100

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