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Barjiss DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Asia

Category Reconstruction, Board, Race, Reach

Description

Barjiss is a race game played on a cross-shaped board by men, women, and children in Lebanon. The names for the throws of the cowrie shells are of Persian origin, suggesting that the game game to Lebanon from Iran.

Rules

Four 3x8 rectangles, arranged into a cross-shaped board. Two players. Four pieces per player. Six cowrie shells, used as dice. The following throws are known: one mouth up alows a piece to enter the board, six mouths up grants the player another throw.

Origin

Lebanon

Ludeme Description

Barjiss.lud

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Sources

Finkel, I. 2002. "Pachisi in Arab Garb." Board Game Studies 5: 65-78.

Identifiers

DLP.Games.738


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