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Evidence for Mangala (Turkey)

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.667
Type Contemporary rule description
Location Turkey
Date 1979-01-01 - 1979-12-31
Rules 2x7 board. Five counters in each hole Play begins from a player's hole, sowing in a counter clockwise direction. If the last counter is sown in a hole containing one or three counters, they are taken. if the previous hole also has one or three, these are also taken. Play continues until all the holes are empty. The taken stones are then placed five in each hole, and the player with more counters than that needed to fill the holes in their row wins.
Content "A game which is remarkabkle for its particularly wide distribution, especially in Africa, is Mancala (or in Turkish spelling Mangala...In fact, in current Turkish in some areas like Gaziantep in Southeast Anatolia, the game is still sometimes called Mangala. The game is generally played in brazier-like holes, either twelve or fourteen of them In most cases it is played by two players in the following manner. Each player digs seven small holes in the ground in lines opposite each other and places five stones in each hole. Each player in turns picks up all the stones out of any hole on his side, and distributes them one by one counter-clockwise in the other holes beginning at the first hole on the right of the one from which he has taken the stones. Should the last stone end in a a hole which either contains one or three stones (not two), the player may take them and place them on one side; alkso, if the one immediately next to it on the right, in which a stone has been put., contains either one or three, it may also be taken. The game is finished when all fourteen holes are empty. The stones are then replaced five in each hole and the player whose stones exceed the number needed to fill the holes in his line wins." And 1979: 52.
Confidence 100
Source And, M. 1979. 'Some notes on aspects and functions of Turkish folk games.' The Journal of American Folklore 92(363): 44–64.

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