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Evidence for Lam Pusri

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1675
Type Ethnography
Location Teesta Valley
Date 1933-01-01 - 1933-12-31
Rules 5x5 intersecting lines, with diagonals in each quadrant. Two triangles, the apexes of which intersect with the square at the midpoint of opposite sides. One line bisecting the base of the triangle, and another bisecting this line. Eighteen pieces per player, each side arranged on one side of the board, with the central point empty and the player's pieces on the points to the right of it. Players alternate turns moving one of their pieces to an empty point. A piece may jump an opponent's piece to capture it. Multiple captures are allowed. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "Lam pusri or Sipahi Kat. Another game played in the Teesta Valley is the Lam Pusri. It is played by two people on a board of 37 points, each player has 18 distinctive 'men' which are arranged in such a way that the central crosspoint is left vaant. The game is identical in every respect to Ahtarah Guti..." Hora 1933: 10-11.
Confidence 100
Source Hora, S. 1933. Sedentary games of India. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 29: 5–12.

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