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Felli (Fich)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Africa

Category Board, War, Leaping, Lines


Felli is a game with leaping captures from Morocco. It was documented by Moroccan immigrants to France who described the game as they played it in their childhood in Morocco.


Two triangles, joined at the apex, with a line running through the apices bisecting the bases of each triangle, and another line bisecting this line and the sides of the triangle in each triangle. Six pieces per player, which begin on the six points in the triangle closest to the player. The apex remains empty. Players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot on the board. A player may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it to an empty space immediately on the opposite side of the opponent's piece, according to the lines on the board. When a player moves their piece to one of the corners of the opponent's triangle, the piece is promoted. The promoted piece can move any distance along the lines.

Bouhajbane 1989: 29.

These rules were taken from the Bouhajbane ruleset.

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Bouhajbane Rules described by Moroccan players.

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Simplified As described on Wikipedia.
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Lhôte 1994: 481.

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Bouhajbane, A. 1989. Jeux traditionnels marocains. espace et jeux. Unpublished Thesis, Université de Paris-Nord.

Lhôte, J.-M. 1994. Histoire des jeux de société. Paris: Flammarion.

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