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Evidence for Sat Gol

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1655
Type Ethnography
Location 23°23'56.45"N, 80° 3'40.59"E
Date 1924-01-01 - 1924-12-31
Rules Seven holes, arranged in a circle. Four counters in each hole. Sowing occurs in an anti-clockwise direction. When the final counter lands in a hole, the contents of the next hole are picked up and sowing continues with those counters. When the hole from which this new sowing would occur is empty, the counters in the next hole are captured and the turn ends. The next player begins to sow from the next available hole with counters after the last one played by the opponent. Play continues until no further captures can be made, and the player with the most counters wins.
Content "sat-gol—As the accompanying figure shows it, the diagram required for this play consists of seven circles and two persons are necessary for playing it. Four pieces of stones are kept within each circle and, at the commencement of the play, one of the players takes out the 4 pieces of stones lying within one of the circles and begins dropping them successively within the different circles working anti-clockwise, only one being dropped within one of the circles, the pieces lying within the next circle would be taken out and dropped successively within the different circles as before. This continues until the player drops his last piece within a circle next to which there is an empty one, and then he will be in possession of the pieces lying within the circle immediately next to the latter. The play will now be begun by the other person who will take out the pieces lying within the circle next to the one from which the pieces had been removed by his adversary and proceed exactly like the previous player. Whenever a a player succeeds in capturing the pieces lying within a circle immediately next to an empty one, or comes to an empty circle with one or more empty circles next to it, he shall have to stop, and the play will be commenced by his adversary with the pieces lying within the first circle next to the one, the pieces from which have all been captured by the previous player, or within the circle lying immediately after the last empty circle, the movement being in all cases against the hands of the watch. The play will go on this way, and the player who captures the larger number of pieces will be considered to be victorious." Das Gupta 1924: 167-168.
Confidence 100
Source Gupta, H. 1924. 'A few types of sedentary games prevalent in the central provinces.' Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 20(5): 165–169.

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