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Evidence for Gol Ekuish

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.819
Type Ethnography
Location 23°23'56.45"N, 80° 3'40.59"E
Date 1924-01-01 - 1924-12-31
Rules Each player begins with 21 pieces, arranges on the 21 intersections of three consecutive radii. Players alternate turns moving to an empty adjacent spot. Captures are made by hopping over an opponent's piece. The player who captures all of the other player's pieces wins.
Content "3. Gol-ekuish (fig. 3).— As is shown in the figure seven concentric circles with three diameters are required for playing this game, the diameters meeting the circles at 42 points. Two persons are required for playing this game, and each of them provides himself with 21 ballets which are placed at the 21 cross-points arranged along 3 consecutive radii. The rules of the game are practically the same as are observed in the case of bara-guti or similar other plays, the only important point to be noted is that in this game ballets may be moved not only along the radii or diameters, but also along the arcs or the circumferences. The ballets belonging to the 2 players are necessarily of two different types." Gupta 1924: 167. Murray 1851: 71 incorrectly gives the name of the game as "Gol-skuish.
Confidence 100
Source Gupta, H. 1924. 'A few types of sedentary games prevalent in the central provinces.' Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 20(5): 165–169., Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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