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Evidence for Lam Turki

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1651
Type Ethnography
Location Teesta Valley
Date 1933-01-01 - 1933-12-31
Rules The board is a five-pointed star. In the first phase, the player attempts to place all the pieces on the board. The player choses a point, then moves the piece two spaces in a direction along the lines. The piece may move through a spot occupied by another piece, but must land on an empty space. Once all of the pieces are placed in this way, the player captures a piece on the board by hopping over with with another one of the pieces to an empty space on the opposite side of the piece to be captured. The goal is to capture all of the pieces except one.
Content "Lam Turki , Description —The game is played by one person. so it is a kind of a Solitaire but usually a group of people sit together and play the game in turn. It is played on a board of ten crosspoints arranged as in the accompanying diagram.There are nine pieces of any hard substance with which the game is played. The actual play consists of two phases. In the first phase, the person playing has to get all his nine pieces on the board, and then in the second phase, by the usual method of Jumping over, has to capture all except one. The pieces can be placed on the board in any way, except that when a piece is placed on a crosspoint it has not to be shifted from its place. When removing the pieces from the board, they are taken as in draughts by leaping over the piece to be captured to a vacant space in the same straight line." Hora 1933: 6-7.
Confidence 100
Ages Elder, Adult
Social status Non-Elite
Genders Male
Source Hora, S. 1933. Sedentary games of India. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 29: 5–12.

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