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Evidence in Hawaii

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.778
Type Contemporary rule description
Game Konane
Date 1779-03-01 - 1779-03-31
Rules 14x17 board, two players, black and white pieces, moves similar to draughts.
Content "It is remarkable, that the people of these islands are great gamblers. They have a game very much like our draughts; but, if one may judge from the number of squares, it is much more intricate. The board is about two feet long, and s divided into two hundred and thirty-eight squares, of which there are fourteen in a row, and they make use of black and white pebbles, which they move from square to square." King 1784:144-145.
Confidence 100
Source King, J. 1784. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern hemisphere, to determine the position an extent of the west side of North America; its distance from Asia; and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captain Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London: W. and A. Strahan.

Id DLP.Evidence.1809
Type Ethnography
Game Manu
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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