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Bára Guti (Bara Guti, Bara-guti)

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Southern Asia

Categories

Board, War, Leaping, Alquerque.

Description

Bára Guti is a game with captures played in the Punjab region of what is now India and Pakistan.

Rules

The board consists of 5x5 intersecting lines with diagonals of each quadrant. Pieces are placed on the intersections and can move along the lines. Each player has 12 pieces. Pieces can move to one adjacent point. Captures can be made by hopping over an opponent's piece. The goal is to capture all of the opponent's pieces.

Das-Gupta 1923: 510-511.

Origin

South Asia

Ludeme Description

Bara Guti.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 66.

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Sources

Das-Gupta, H.C. 1923. "Notes on a Type of Sedentary Game Prevalent in Many Parts of India." Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 19: 71-74.

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

Identifiers

DLP.Game.612

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