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Evidence in Ijaw

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.687
Type Ethnography
Game Obridje
Date 1946-01-01 - 1946-01-30
Rules 2x6 board with two stores. Four counters in each hole. Play may begin from any of the player's holes. Counters are sown anti-clockwise. If the last counter falls into an empty hole or a hole in either row, making that hole contain four counters, play ends, and the four counters are taken. Also, if at any time during the sowing a hole contains four counters, the player on whose row this occurs takes those counters. Otherwise, the player lifts the counters in the hole in which the final counter lands and continues sowing. Play ends when one player can no longer move. The player with the most counters wins.
Content Recorded by K.C. Murray, Surveyor of Antiquities of Nigeria "7.5.36. Gold Coast, Kets: Adi; Nigeria, Ijaw Tribe: Obridje (K.C. Murray). 2x6 holes and two stores, one at each end of the board; four beans in each hole; several laps to the move; one round; play anticlockwise. A move may begin from any of the player's holes, and ends when, in playing a lap, the last bean falls in an empty hole or in a hole on either row, making its contents four beans, which are tken. Also, if at any time in the course of sowing, a hole contains four beans, the player on whose row this happens takes the four beans. The game ends when one player can no longer move, and the player wins who has taken the larger number of beans. The following game, played between two Ijaw women in January 1946, was recorded by K.C. Murray: ..." Murray 1951: 185-186.
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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