background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


Home Games Forum Downloads References Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map Ludemes About

Dhola DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Race, Reach


Dhola is a race game played in the Maldives. Its rules are incompletely documented, but the board and components resemble other race games in southern Asia.


Four 3x8 rectangles, arranged in a cross. The outermost square in the central row of each arm is marked, as is the fourth square from the top in all three rows of each arm. Four pieces per player. Five cowry shells, used as dice. Played with up to four players.



Ludeme Description



Browse all concepts for Dhola here.


Murray 1951: 136.

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Dhola here.

Click on any marker or highlighted region to view the evidence relating to it.
To view all regions, please select it from the category options below.

Evidence category:

Evidence coloured based on:

Map style:


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.



     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Department of Advanced Computing Sciences (DACS), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council