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Fart (5x5) DLP Game   


Period Modern, 1900s

Region Northern Africa

Category Board, Space, Line


Fart is an alignment game played by young people of El Oued, Algeria. In this version, players must place their pieces in a row of five to win.


5x5 board. Twelve pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing two pieces on the board. When all of the pieces are placed, players alternate turns moving one piece orthogonally any distance. The first player to place five of their pieces in an orthogonal or diagonal line wins.

Billen 1964: 55-56.



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Bellin, P. 1964. "L'enfant saharien à travers ses jeux." Journal des Africanistes 33(1): 47-104.



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