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Evidence for Mao Naga Tiger Game

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1800
Type Ethnography
Location Manipur
Date 1911-01-01 - 1911-12-31
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 two sides of the triangle. One player plays as twenty people, stacked five each in the four points where the diagonals cross in each quadrant. The other player plays as two tigers, which are placed on the midpoints of the sides without triangles. Players alternate turns moving one piece to an adjacent spot along the lines of the board. The tiger may hop over one of the people to an empty point on the opposite side immediately adjacent to it along the lines of the board. When the tiger hops over one of the stacks, it captures only one of the people. The tigers win by capturing all the people, the people win by blocking the tigers from being able to move.
Content "The game of the tiger and the men as I saw it played at Mao requires twenty-two pieces, two tigers and twenty men. the men are placed in groups of five, one the points marked A,B, C, D inthe diagram no. 2, while the two tigers are placed at E and F. A tiger kills a man each time he jumps over a pile with a clear square beyond. When a tiger is hemmed in by men with non-open squares behind them, he is killed." Hodson 1911: 62-63.
Confidence 100
Source Hodson, T. 1911. The Naga Tribes of Manipur. London: Macmillan and Co.

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