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Evidence for Altan Xaraacaj

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1731
Type Ethnography
Location Mongolia
Date 1963-01-01 - 1966-12-31
Rules 5x5 intersecting lines, with diagonals in each quadrant. Six pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing one of their pieces on an empty spot on the board. When all of the pieces are placed, they alternate turns moving one of their pieces to an empty adjacent spot along the lines of the board. During either phase, when a player places three of their pieces in a row, they may remove one of the opponent's pieces from the board. Pieces which are in a three-in-a-row arrangement cannot be removed from the board. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "2. altan xaraacaj (hirondelles d'or), fig. 2. Six hirondelles dorées contre six hirondelles bigarrées. Treize stations dont une de 8e rang, quatre de 43 rang et quatre de 3e rang." With a description of zirge games preceding as alignment games in which pieces are placed and then moved on the board. Popova 1974: 31, fig. Va.2, quoting quoting Namzildorz's Mongolyn Togloom.
Confidence 100
Source Popova, A. 1974. "Analyse formelle et classification des jeux de calculs mongole." Études mongoles 5: 1974: 7-60.

Id DLP.Evidence.1732
Type Ethnography
Location Mongolia
Date 1988-01-01 - 1991-12-31
Rules 5x5 intersecting lines, with diagonals in each quadrant. Six pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing one of their pieces on an empty spot on the board. Players attempt to place their pieces in a line.
Confidence 100
Source Kabzińska-Stawarz, I. 1991. Games of Mongolian Shepherds. Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences.

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