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Chuki DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southeastern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, War


Chuki is a game that was played in Malaysia during the nineteenth century, but there are references to a game with this name dating back to the seventeenth century. The rules are poorly understood, as the only description known does not function well as a game.


12x12 squares on the board, played on the intersections of the lines, except those on the edge. The central intersection holds a bowl where the dice are rolled. Three dice. One player plays as black, the other as white, sixty pieces per player. Pieces begin on the board. White pieces are placed in two 7x7x7 triangles in opposite corners, along with the four spaces orthogonally adjacent to the dice bowl. The black pieces begin on the remaining spaces. Players remove pieces according to the throws of their dice.

Culin 1898: 871-873.

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Murray 1951: 94.

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Culin, S. 1898. Chess and Playing-Cards. Washington: Government Printing Office.

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



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