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Evidence for Moo

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1611
Type Ethnography
Location 21°18'22.43"N,157°51'38.30"W
Date 1865-01-01 - 1865-12-31
Rules 8x8 board, every other square marked with an X in a checkered pattern. Twelve pieces per player, positioned on the first three rows closest to the player on the marked squares. Players alternate turns moving a piece forward to an empty adjacent spot along the lines. A player may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it to an empty spot on the opposite side of it along the lines. Multiple captures are allowed, if possible. When a player's piece reaches the opposite edge of the board from which it started, it becomes a king. It may move over any distance, in any direction along the lines, and may capture by leaping any distance over any number of opponent's pieces, capturing all of them along that line. The king cannot take in multiple directions in one turn. The first player to capture all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "...collected from four Hawaiian sailors, from Honolulu, named Aka (Kamehameha), Daviese Kahimoku, Welakahao, and Hale Paka (Harry Park)...86. Moo ; DRAUGHTS.-Played on a board or diagram (pa-pa ho-nu-ne)of 8 by8squares (plateXI, d)cut onaflat stone,the alternate squares on which the pieces are placed being marked with crossed diagonal lines. The men (i-Zi-i-Zi)t,welve on each side,consist of red pebbles (i-Zi-i-liu-la)and black pebbles (i-li-i-li e-Ze-e-Ze),which are placed on the marked squares. The play is identical with our game of draughts, except that a king (a-Zi-i, I‘ chief ”) can move or jump any number of squares, like the queen in chess. There are little holes, Zu-a, in the center of the marked squares to hold the stones. A king, or a-Zi-i,is made by putting two stones in the hole. The squares are called ha&, ‘ I houses.” The game above described, which was communicated to me by the four natives, is not mentioned by the name of moo in Andrews’ Dictionary." Culin 1899: 244.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Non-Elite
Genders Male
Source Culin, S. 1899. "Hawaiian Games." American Anthropologist 1(2): 201-247.

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