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Evidence for Len Cúa Kín Ngoa

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1695
Type Ethnography
Game Len Cúa Kín Ngoa
Location Thailand
Date 1836-01-01 - 1836-12-31
Rules 4x4 board. One player plays as four tigers, which begin the board placed in the four corner spaces. The other player plays as twelve oxen. The first move is made by placing one of the oxen on an empty space, followed by a move by the tiger closest to the ox. Once all of the oxen are placed, the players alternate turns moving their pieces on the board. Pieces move to an empty adjacent spot orthogonally. Pieces may capture another piece by hopping over an adjacent piece to an empty space immediately on the opposite side of it. Tigers capture orthogonally, oxen capture diagonally. Oxen may also capture a tiger by blocking it from being able to move. The oxen win by reducing the tigers to two.
Content "The Len cúa kín ngoa.-The game of "the tigers eating cattle." In this game there are four tigers and twelve oxen The board has sixteen squares. The tigers are placed at the four corners-an ox is placed on one square, and the nearest tiger moves first. The tigers take by leaping over the heads of the oxen to the open square behind them and not diagonally. The tigers are taken and put off the board when hemmed in so that they cannot move, or they are taken then by the oxen moving (only then) diagonally. If only two tigers are left on the board the oxen are victors." Low 1839: 379-380.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Genders Female, Male
Source Low, J. 1839. 'On Siamese Literature.' Asiatic Researches 20(2): 338-392.

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