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Alkarhat DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Africa

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Space, Line


Alkarhat is an alignment game played by Tuareg people of the Sahara. It is used for divination, with a holy man presiding over the game.


6x6 board. Thirteen pieces per player. Players attempt to surround another player's piece.



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Murray 1951: 49-50.

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Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Rodd, R. 1926. People of the Veil: Being an Account of the Habits, Organisation and History of the Wandering Tuareg Tribes which Inhabit the Mountains of Air or Asben in the Central Sahara. London: Macmillan.



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