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Adugo (Jogo da Onça, Jogo da Onça e do Cachorro)





South America


Board, Hunt.


Adugo has been reported among several indigenous groups in Brazil, including the Bororo, Pareci, Guaraní, and the Manchakeri. The game is played on a board which is usually scratched into the earth, with stones or other small objects used as pieces. The board is square with intersecting orthogonal and diagonal lines, and with a triangular appendage to the square.


There are 14 "dog" pieces and one "jaguar" piece. The jaguar attempts to capture all of the dogs by hopping over them. The dogs attempt to surround the jaguar and block it from moving. Pieces move from the points where lines intersect to adjacent points along the lines on the board.

Lima 2004.

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Ferreira, M. B. R., M. Vinha, de Souza, Fernandes. 2008. Jogos du tabuleiro, um percurso em etnias indígenas. Revista Brasileira Ciencia e Movimento 16(1): 47–55.

Lima, M. 2004. Jogos indígenas do Brasil [projecto on line], July 12, 2007. http:// (defunct)




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