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Evidence for Vai Lung Thlān

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.746
Type Ethnography
Game Vai Lung Thlān
Location Mizo
Date 1912-01-01 - 1912-12-31
Content "Vai lung thlan."1 The players sit on the ground on opposite sides of two paral- lel rows of shallow holes. In each row there are six holes and in each hole five small stones are placed. Each player in turn picks up all the stones in any hole in the row nearest him and, commencing from the hole next on the left, drops one in each hole along his row and then back along that of his opponent. If at the end of a turn one or more of the holes last dropped into is found to contain only one stone, the player removes these single stones and places them aside. The game continues till all the stones have been thus removed, and the winner is he who has taken most. Counting the stones in the hole before removing them is not allowed, and considerable skill is required to judge accurately the number of stones, so as to select a hole containing the number of stones which when distributed will leave the maximum number of holes with single stones in them." Shakespear 1912: 39.
Confidence 100

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