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Evidence for Xanan Zirge

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1737
Type Ethnography
Location Mongolia
Date 1963-01-01 - 1966-12-31
Rules 9x9 intersecting lines. Forty pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on an empty space on the board. When all of the pieces are placed, players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot on the board. When a player places three of their pieces in an orthogonal or diagonal line, they remove one of the opponent's pieces. Players also remove one of the opponent's pieces when they place four pieces so that they are one the four corners of one of the squares on the board. Pieces which are in these alignments cannot be removed from the board. The player who removes all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "5. xanan zirge (marelle en forme de grille murale de yourte), Vb, fig. 6. 2x40 pions et 81 stations...Les joueurs cherchent des carrés, des "chausettes" ou des flèches (lignes orthogonales ou diagonales comme celles du diagramme." Popova 1974: 26-32, fig. Vb.6, 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.

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