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Evidence for Koruböddo

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1530
Type Ethnography
Game Koruböddo
Location Somaliland
Date 1931-01-01 - 1931-12-31
Rules 5x5 board. Twelve pieces per player, arranged in the two rows in front of each player, and in the right two squares in the central row (the central space is empty). Players alternate turns moving a piece to an adjacent orthogonal space. The player may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it in an orthogonal direction. Multiple hops are allowed in the same turn, but captures are not compulsory, The player who captures all of their opponent's pieces wins.
Content "4. krouböddo, "high jumo"=korkaböd, "jump over". Related to the Arabian dameh, and to the European draughts. It is played with two sets of twelve stones on a checker similar to that of shantarad. At the beginning of the game, the stones are disposed as shown in the accompanying figure. The stones move as in shantarad, but they take an opponent's piece by jumping over it (not diagonally). As in our own draughts they can take several pieces in succession. There are no "kings." Taking is not compulsory." Marin 1931: 506.
Confidence 100
Source Marin, G. 1931. Somali Games. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 61: 499-511.

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