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FairKalah

Leaderboard

Period

Modern

Category Board, Sow, Two rows

Description

FairKalah is a William Julius Champion's Kalah with fair initial states.

Rules

The board has two rows of six play pits with a larger scoring pit on either end. Play begins with four seeds in each hole, with one or two seeds moved to make the initial position fair, i.e. two perfect players will draw. Each player controls the row nearest them. Play consists of choosing one of the player's non-empty play pits, removing the pieces from it, and sowing the pieces one per pit consecutively in a counterclockwise pattern including the player's own scoring pit but not the opponent's. If the last piece is placed in a player's empty pit, that piece and any opposite are captured and put in the player's scoring pit. If the last seed falls in the scoring pit, the player gets another turn. When one player has no pieces in any of their play pits, the game ends. The other player captures all of the other pieces, and the player with the most scored pieces wins.

Creation date

1940

Ludeme Description

FairKalah.lud

Concepts

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Reference

Kalah patent

Identifiers

DLP.Games.1452

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