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Evidence for Sümi Naga Game (War)

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1680
Type Ethnography
Game Sümi Naga Game (War)
Location Nagaland
Date 1921-01-01 - 1921-12-31
Rules 5x5 intersecting lines, with diagonals drawn in each quadrant. Eleven pieces per player, which begin on the two rows closest to the player, with the eleventh on the outer spot of the middle of to the left of the player. Players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot along the lines. A piece may capture an opponent's piece next to it by hopping over it to an empty spot immediately on the opposite side of the opponent's piece along the lines of the board. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "..a second game known as the war game is played on the same board, each side using eleven pieces which are represented by bits of black or whitish stone or anything of that sort. Each player places ten men on the two back lines of his side of the board, and the two eleventh men occupy the outside places on the middle line. The moves are along the intersecting lines not further than one point at a time, unless an opportunity occurs to jump over one of the opposing pieces into a vacant place behind it, thus “ eating the opponents* piece, which is removed from the board, as in draughts. The side which eats up the greater number of its “ enemies ’* wins...In the war game the pieces are set out as shown in the second diagram." Hutton 1921: 111.
Confidence 100
Source Hutton, J. 1921. The Sema Nagas. London: Macmillan.

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