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Evidence for Konane

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.778
Type Contemporary rule description
Location Hawaii
Date 1779-03-01 - 1779-03-31
Rules 14x17 board, two players, black and white pieces, moves similar to draughts.
Content "It is remarkable, that the people of these islands are great gamblers. They have a game very much like our draughts; but, if one may judge from the number of squares, it is much more intricate. The board is about two feet long, and s divided into two hundred and thirty-eight squares, of which there are fourteen in a row, and they make use of black and white pebbles, which they move from square to square." King 1784:144-145.
Confidence 100
Source King, J. 1784. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern hemisphere, to determine the position an extent of the west side of North America; its distance from Asia; and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captain Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London: W. and A. Strahan.

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