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Chungani (Chuncani, Chuncana, Chuncaycuna, Ccullu Chuncana, Chuncara)

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

South America

Description

Chungani was a game played by the Inka. Little is known about it, as it was mentioned by Spanish chroniclers but who did not completely describe it.

Rules

Five holes dug on a table. Played with beans. Played with dice. Players moved the beans from one space to another according to the dice. The first space is worth ten, the second twenty, the third thirty, up to fifty.

DLP Evidence.

Origin

South America

Reference

Depaulis 1998: 31

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Sources

Cobo, Bernabé. 1653. Historia del Nuevo Mundo. Madrid: P. Francisco Mateos.

Depaulis, T. 1998. 'Inca Dice and Board Games.' Board Games Studies 1: 26–49.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.313

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