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Alkarhat DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Africa

Category Reconstruction, Board, Space, Line

Description

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.

Rules

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

Origin

Niger

Ludeme Description

Alkarhat.lud

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Reference

Murray 1951: 49-50.

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Sources

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.

Identifiers

DLP.Games.1042


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