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Evidence for Manu

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1809
Type Ethnography
Location Hawaii
Date 1899-01-01 - 1899-12-31
Rules Played on cross-shaped board, made of five squares, each divided into four squares and with the diagonals of the larger squares drawn. one player plays with thirteen pieces situated on every point of one arm of the cross and along the line immediately perpendicular to that arm. The other plays as the Punipeki, which is placed on any empty spot on the first turn. Pieces move along the lines to an adjacent empty spot. The Punipeki may jump over an adjacent piece to capture it. Multiple captures are allowed. The Punipeki wins if it can capture all the opponent's pieces, the other player wins by blocking the Punipeki from moving.
Content "Manu: Fox and Geese-Played on a diagram cut on a stone, consisting of four rectangles placed around a square to form a cross, the square all being crossed with intersecting lines.Thirteen stones (pa-ka) are arranged as shown in plate XI,b. one of the two players, called pu-ni-pe-ki, points with a stick (la-au) to one of the unoccupied points. The stones move one square at a time and endeavor to pen up the pu-ni-pe-ki, who in turn tries to capture the stones. The stick moves one square and jumps over an adjacent piece when the next square beyond is vacant." Culin 1899: 244-245.
Confidence 100
Source Culin, S. 1899. "Hawaiian Games." American Anthropologist 1(2): 201-247.

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