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Evidence for Epelle

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1662
Type Ethnography
Location 5°22'52.35"N, 5°59'24.37"E
Date 1951-01-01 - 1951-12-31
Rules 3x3 intersecting lines with diagonals. Play occurs on the intersections of the lines. Players each have three pieces, initially placed on the sides closest to the player. Players move the pieces to an adjacent unoccupied intersection along the lines. The goal is to make three in a row which cannot be in the starting position. An alternate version requires the three in a row to be diagonal.
Content "3.3.18. Nigeria, Warri Province, Urhobo Tribe: Epelle (K.C. Murray, who saw two boys playing it at Owu). Played in the same way as 3.3.10" Murray 1951: 42.
Confidence 100
Ages Child
Genders Male
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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