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Dörvön Cag (Dorvon Cag)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia, Northern Asia

Category Board, Space, Blocking


Dörvön Cag (The four seasons) is a blockade game played in Mongolia.


A circle, with four points equally spaced along the circumference, as well as a point in the center. A diameter is drawn between two of the outer points and through the center. Two players. Two pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on the board. When all of the pieces are placed, players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent point along the lines. The player who blocks the other player from being able to move wins.

Popova 1974: 16-18.



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Dorvon Cag.lud


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Kabzińska-Stawarz, I. 1991. Games of Mongolian Shepherds. Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences.

Popova, A. 1974. "Analyse formelle et classification des jeux de calculs mongole." Études mongoles 5: 1974: 7-60.

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