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Evidence for Sujjua

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Id DLP.Evidence.1462
Type Ethnography
Location 25°12'35.98"N, 80°55'11.08"E
Date 1904-01-01 - 1905-12-31
Rules Three concentric squares with lines connecting their midpoints. Nine pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing pieces on the board or moving one piece on the board to an adjacent empty spot. The first player to get three of their pieces in a row wins.
Content "Sujjua. Another very popular game is that known as "Sujjua." It is played on a board of 24 spaces, as in the annexed diagram (Fig. 7). There are two players, each of whim has nine "men." The latter are usually represented, on the one side by pieces of kankar; on the other side by pieces of brick or tile. The object of each player is to get three of his own "men" in a row, before his adversary can succeed in doing so. When the game commences the board is clear and the players move alternately, each commencing by placing one of his own men on the board in any vacant place. After the first move, the player may either place another "man" on the board, or may move a piece already on it one space at a time in any direction, provided that the space to which he wishes to move it is vacant." Humphries 1906: 124.
Confidence 100
Spaces Communal
Source Humphries, E. de M. 1906. Notes on "Pachesi" and similar games, as played in the Karwi Subdivision, United Provinces. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 2(4): 117–127.

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