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Evidence for Bagha Guti

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1644
Type Ethnography
Location 25°36'39.65"N, 85° 8'44.34"E
Date 1935-01-01 - 1935-12-31
Rules 5x5 board, played on intersections of the lines, with diagonals for each quadrant of the board. One player plays with a tiger piece, placed anywhere on the board. The other player plays with 21 goats, placed on the central point of the board. The goats move first. Goats may move one at a time to any adjacent vacant spot along the lines of the board. The tiger moves in the same manner, but also may capture a piece by hopping over it to an empty space immediate on the opposite side of a goat. The tiger may hop the stack of goats, but ay only capture one. The goal of the goats is to surround the tiger so it cannot move. The goal of the tiger is to capture all the goats.
Content "The information of this game was obtained from the said bearer. It is played by two men — one having 21 ballets placed together in the central point marked 0 and another having one piece as the ‘ tiger ’ placed at any cross-point at the beginning of the game. In the first move one ballet is pushed to one cross-point and then the usual rule of capturing a piece of the adversary by jumping over it, if the cross-point immediately next to it is vacant, is followed. In this way either the ballets may be captured by the " tiger " or the ‘ tiger ’ may be ‘ imprisoned ’ by the ballets. It is also important to note that in course of the game, if the "tiger" comes to a cross-point immediate to the central cross-point marked 0, then the ' tiger ’ can capture not more than one ballet out of many which may be in the central cross-point." Das gupta 1935: 412-413.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Non-Elite
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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