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Evidence for Pam Pait

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1635
Type Ethnography
Location 25°27'3.35"N, 92°12'32.13"E
Date 1935-01-01 - 1935-12-31
Rules 3x5 lines, intersecting one another and forming a square. Diagonals are drawn in the four quadrants of the board. Two triangles, their apices intersecting the main board at opposite midpoints. The base of the triangle is bisected by a line drawn from the apex, and this line is bisected and intersects with the other two sides of the triangle. Fourteen pieces per player, which begin on the points in the triangle and the first two rows of the square closest to each player. The central line remains empty. Players alternate turns moving to an empty adjacent point along the lines. A player may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it to an empty space on the opposite side of the opponent's piece along the lines of the board. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "The game no. 2 which has been learnt at Jowai is played by two men, each holding 14 ballets marked X and O in his possession. The rule of this game is as follows. One player starts the game and moves one of his ballets from one cross-point to another and takes hold of the ballet of the other man if the cross-point next to it is vacant. In this way the player who can capture all the ballets of the opponent wins the game." Das Gupta 1935: 153.
Confidence 100
Source Das Gupta, C. 1935. "A Few Types of Sedentary Games Prevalent in the Khasi and Jaintia HIll District in Assam." Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 7: 151-155.

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