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Evidence for Achi

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.747
Type Ethnography
Location Ghana
Location 5°25'22.24"N, 2°30'11.25"W
Date 1928-01-01 - 1929-12-31
Rules Two concentric squares with a line connecting their midpoints. Six pieces per player. Players alternate placing one of their pieces on the intersections of the lines. Whenever a player places three of their pieces in a row, they may remove one of the opponent's pieces from the board. Once all of the pieces are placed, players may take turns moving a piece to an adjacent point along the lines, attempting to place three of their pieces in a row. When one player is reduced to two pieces, that player loses.
Content "3.4.4. Gold Coast: Achi or Ati; Nigeria (Yoruba tribe): Akidada (K.C. Murray, who saw it played at Nopa in 1928 and 1929). Two players, on the first occasion Yorubas, and on the second from the Gold Coast, were playing on a board traced on the sand, each having six 'sticks' made from the fibres of palm leaves, one side green, the other brown. On the second occasion he learnt the rules of the game as given above." Murray 1951: 43.
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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