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Evidence for Kharberg

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1519
Type Ethnography
Location West African Sahara
Date 1950-01-01 - 1950-12-31
Rules 5x5 intersecting lines with diagonals in the four quadrants. Twelve pieces per player, arranged on the intersections of the lines, on the first two ranks in front of each player and the two to the right of the player in the central rank. Pieces move in any direction one space. A piece may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it to an empty space in a straight line. Captures are obligatory. If a player does not capture when they are supposed to, the opponent may remove that piece immediately and then play as normal. Once pieces reach the opposite side of the board from their starting position at the end of their turn, they are promoted and can move in any direction and over any distance. The player who captures all of their opponent's pieces or blocks them from being able to move wins.
Content "Le kharberg comporte 5x5=25 cases (obtenues soit par quadrillage du sable, soit au moyen de fossettes marquées à la main) et 12 pions par chaque camp (fig. 10). Les règles du damma s'appliquent au kharberg à une seule différence près, à savoir la possibilité pour les pions de se déplacer d'une case à la fois dans tous les sens, la série des cases accessibles au pion en déplacement normal coïncidant ici avec celle des cases menacées par un pion prenant. " Monod 1950: 12.
Confidence 100
Source Monod, T. 1950. Sur quelques jeux africains à quadrillages. Notes Africains 45: 11–13.

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