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Evidence in Fur

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Id DLP.Evidence.1180
Type Ethnography
Game Aringari
Date 1880-01-01 - 1880-12-31
Rules Unknown number of players. Holes are arranged in a circle, with five stores in the center-one for each player, arranged in a cross shape. Each player begins with a predetermined number of counters. They take turns sowing them around the circle. When a hole contains the given number of stones, the player who placed a counter in it captures these. The player with the most stones places these in the central store, and each of the other players forfeits one stone to them. The four players who have the next largest number place them in the four other stores. The winner gives each of these players one stone from their store. These five players then play against each other, the winner of this round being the winner.
Content "Another game. for boys is played as follows:—A large number of holes are made in the ground in a circle, in the middle of which there is a large hole with four other holes round it. The players are provided with a number of small stones, and they move round the outer circle in turns, dropping a stone into each hole, but taking one up whenever an equal number is found. The boy who has the most stones then puts them into the hole in the centre of the ring, and each of the other players forfeits a stone to him. The four boys who have the next largest number of stones place them in the four holes round the central one, and the best player gives them each a stone. Then the five most successful players play against each other until one remains a victor. he has to stand up in the middle and sing, turning round as if on a pivot, while the other boys dance round the outer circle of holes. This game is called arigari." Felkin 1885: 255-256.
Confidence 100
Ages Child
Genders Male
Source Felkin, R. 1885. "Notes on the For Tribe of Central Africa." Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Edinburgh 13:205-265.

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