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Epelle

Leaderboard

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Western Africa

Categories

Board, Space, Line.

Description

Epelle is a simple game of alignment played by the Urhobo people of Nigeria.

Rules

3x3 intersecting lines with diagonals. Play occurs on the intersections of the lines. Players each have three pieces, initially placed on the sides closest to the player. Players move the pieces to an adjacent unoccupied intersection along the lines. The goal is to make three in a row which cannot be in the starting position.

Murray 1951: 42.

Origin

Nigeria

Ludeme Description

Epelle.lud

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Sources

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

Identifiers

DLP.Game.796

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