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Bára Guti (Bara Guti, Bara-guti)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Asia

Category Board, War, Leaping, Lines


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


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.


South Asia

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Bara Guti.lud


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Murray 1951: 66.

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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.

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