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Evidence for O-Pat-Kono

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.763
Type Contemporary rule description
Location Korea
Date 1893-01-01 - 1895-12-31
Rules Played on a 4x4 grid. Each player has seven pieces, placed on the intersections of the lines, five on the back row and one on each outer intersection of the second line. Pieces are moved diagonally across the squares. The object is to place one's pieces in the opponent's starting position. The first player to do so wins.
Content "LXXVIII. O-Pat-Ko-No—Five-field Kono. The board is set as shown in Fig. 107. The players move one square at a time, either backward or forward diagonally across the squares. The object of the game is to get the pieces across to the other side in the place of those of the opponent, and the one who does this first wins the game." Culin 1895: 102.
Confidence 100
Source Culin, S. 1895. Korean Games with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

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