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Evidence for Mysore Tiger Game (Two Tigers)

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1826
Type Rules text
Location 12°17'44.92"N, 76°38'21.77"E
Date 1794-01-01 - 1868-12-31
Rules 5x5 intersecting lines, with diagonals in each quadrant. At the midpoint of each side, the apex of a triangle. A line is drawn from the apex to the base of each triangle, and another line bisecting this one and the two opposite sides of the triangle. One player plays as two tigers, the other as 25 people. One tiger begins on the central point, and the other may be placed anywhere on the board. Players alternate turns, with the person playing as the people first placing a person on the board, and then one of the tigers moving to an empty adjacent spot along the lines of the board. When all of the people have been placed, the people move on the board in the same fashion. The tigers may capture one of the people by jumping over it to an empty adjacent spot immediately on the opposite side of one of the people along the lines of the board. The tigers win when they captures all of the people, the people win when they can block the tiger from being able to move.
Content ""The game is one player has a tiger and the other many men with sword (hunters). The tiger is usually placed on the apex of the triangle and the second player enters his men, once at a time in alternative moves with the moves of the tiger. All the pieces move in the same way, one step along the marked line, but the men cannot be moved until all are entered. The tiger, which alone can capture, takes men by the short leap. The tiger wins if he eats so many men that they cannot confine him, the men if they succeed in reducing the tiger to immobility." Vasantha 2006: 31, with a diagram of this one in fig. 17, with the caption" 2 tiger-25 men moved in 49 points. One tiger at the centre and the other is free to be placed anywhere."
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite, Royalty
Genders Male
Source Vasantha, R. 2006. Maharaja's Games and Puzzles. Kelkheim: Foerderkreis Schach-Geschichtsforschung e. V.

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