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Evidence for Ram Tir

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1634
Type Ethnography
Location 25°36'39.65"N, 85° 8'44.34"E
Date 1934-01-01 - 1934-12-31
Rules 9x9 board played on the intersections, diagonals for the four quadrants of the board.. Forty pieces per player, one playing as white, the other as red, arranged on opposite sides of the board, each player's pieces taking up the first through fourth ranks of spaces, plus their right half of the fifth rank. The central spot remains empty. Players alternate turns by moving a piece to an adjacent empty spot along the lines on the board. A player may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over one adjacent piece if there is an empty spot behind it along a line on the board. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "4. Ram-tir. The information of this game was also obtained from the said bearer. In the diagram there are 81 cross-points of which the central cross-point remains vacant while each player places 40 ballets at 40 cross-points in each half of the board. Then the usual rules mentioned in the case of another similar game calle Ratti-Chitti-Bakri and noted below are followed." Das Gupta 1935: 413.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Genders Male
Source Das Gupta, C. 1935. "A Few Types of Sedentary Games from Bihar." Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 1: 409-418.

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