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Evidence for Orissa Tiger Game (One Tiger)

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1649
Type Ethnography
Location Orissa
Date 1926-01-01 - 1926-12-31
Rules 5x5 lines, intersecting to form a square. Diagonals are drawn in the four quadrants of the board. One triangle, its apex intersecting the main board at the midpoint of one side. 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. One player plays as the tiger, placed on the central point of the triangle, and the other plays as twelve goats, which begin on the first two rows of points opposite the triangle and on the outer two points in the third row. The tiger moves first. Pieces move to an empty adjacent spot along the lines on the board. The tiger alone may capture a goat by hopping over it to an empty spot immediately opposite a goat. The tiger wins by capturing all the goats; the goats win by blocking the tigers from being able to move.
Content "In Orissa there is another simpler type of tiger-play in which the game is carried on with 1 tiger and 12 goats. In this game the tiger and all the goats are placed on the cross-points first and the play is carried on under the usual rules. The diagram of the game is given below (see fig. 3)." Das Gupts 1926: 212.
Confidence 100
Source Gupta, H. 1926. A Few Types of Indian Sedentary Games. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 22(4): 211–213.

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