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Evidence for Bam Blang Beh Khla

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1636
Type Ethnography
Location 25°27'3.35"N, 92°12'32.13"E
Date 1935-01-01 - 1935-12-31
Rules An isosceles triangle, with a line intersecting the two equal sides, another line drawn from the apex to the midpoint of this line. a line extending below the base, and another line perpendicular to this one. One player plays as the tiger, and another player as three goats. The tiger begins at the apex of the triangle, the goats on the three points on the bottom line (the two ends and the place where it intersects with the other line. Players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot. The tiger may capture a goat by hopping over it to an empty adjacent spot along the lines of the board. The tiger wins by capturing all of the goats; the goats win by blocking the tier from being able to move.
Content "The game no. 3 is also learnt in Jowai. Its rule is as follows. It is played by two men, one having the ballet marked O and called khla (I.e., tiger) and the other having three ballets marked X and called blang (I.e., goat). Thus altogether four ballets are required in this game. At the beginning of the game one of the players moves his ballet. In this game the player holding the ballet marked O captures the ballets marked X of the opponent player or the player holding the ballets marked X imprisons the marked marked O. In other words, either the tiger eats the goats or the tiger is imprisoned by the goats. In this game tiger can capture the goats if the cross-point next to one cross-point occupied by a goat is vacant." Das Gupta 1935: 153-154.
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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