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Evidence for Sam K'i

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1756
Type Ethnography
Location 23° 7'44.51"N,113°15'51.35"E
Date 1895-01-01 - 1895-12-31
Rules Three concentric squares, with lines connecting the corners and the midpoints of the sides. Twelve pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on the board. When a player places three pieces in a row along the lines of the board, the player places another of their pieces on top of one of the opponent's pieces; the opponent's piece is considered "dead." Once all of the pieces have been placed on the board, all "dead" pieces are removed from the board. Players then alternate moving pieces to an empty adjacent spot along the lines. When three are placed in a row, one of the opponent's pieces is taken. A player wins by capturing all of the opponent's pieces or by blocking them from being able to move.
Content "In China it is called Sam k'i, or " Three Chess," Fig. 108, and is played as follows : Each of the two players alternately puts down a piece upon one o fthe twenty-four points on the board. The object is to get three in a row, and when a player gets three pieces in a line he marks one of his opponent's men as dead by putting one of his own men on top of it. When all the twenty-four points- on the board are occupied, the " dead " pieces are removed and the players move in turn, one space at a time. When a player succeeds in getting three of his pieces in a line he takes one of his opponent's. The game continues until one wins, either by taking the other's men or blocking them so that they cannot move." Culin 1895: 102.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Non-Elite
Source Culin, S. 1895. Korean Games with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

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