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Dama (Comoros) DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Africa

Category Board, War, Leaping, Orthogonal


Dama is the name of a game with leaping captures played in several parts of the world. This version is played in Comoros.


8x8 board. 16 pieces per player, lined up in the second and third rows (first row on each side is empty). Pieces move forward or horizontally one space, and capture opponents' pieces by jumping in these directions. When they reach the opposite side, they become a king and can jump opponents' pieces from any distance orthogonally. Multiple captures cannot be made by moving 180 degrees from the previous jump. Pieces can be promoted to king mid-jump. Winning is achieved by capturing all of the other player's pieces or by blocking them so they cannot move.

De Voogt 2019: 5-6.



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de Voogt, A. 2019. 'The Comoros: A confluence of board game histories.' Board Game Studies 13: 1–13.

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