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Ashanti Draughts DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Africa

Category Reconstruction, Board, War, Leaping, Diagonal


This game was played in the Ashanti Kingdom in the early nineteenth century. Its name was not recorded, but was said to have been very popular.


Similar to Polish Draughts. Pieces move forwards and backwards, and also capture forwards and backwards. Promoted pieces moves diagonally any number of spaces.



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Bowditch, T. 1819. Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee, with a Statistical Account of that Kingdom, and Geographical Notices of other Parts of the Interior of Africa. London: J. Murray.



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