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Evidence for Nao Guti

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1658
Type Ethnography
Location 32°34'58.69"N, 71°32'16.52"E
Date 1926-01-01 - 1926-12-31
Rules Three concentric squares, with lines connecting the midpoints. Nine pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on the board on an empty spot. When all of the pieces have been placed, the players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot along the lines of the board. During either phase, if a player places three of their pieces in a row along the lines on the board, the player removes one of the opponent's pieces. The player who removes all of the opponent's peices wins.
Content "Nao-guti. I nthe game of nao-guti (=nine pieces), each of the two players provides himself with nine pieces and alternately puts one of his pieces on the 'cross-points', endeavouring to get three pieces along one line, while preventing his adversary from doing so. Whenever a player succeeds in getting three of his own pieces in one line he captures one of the pieces belonging to his opponent. After all the pieces have been put on the 'cross-points', the players begin to move their pieces alternately and along the lines as indicated in figure 3, having always in view the two-fold object outlined above. The player who captures all the pieces of his adversary is the winner." Das Gupta 1926: 144-145.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Non-Elite
Genders Male
Source Gupta, H. 1926a. 'A Few Types of Sedentary Games Prevalent in the Punjab." Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 22(4): 143–148.

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