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Gabatta DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Africa

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Sow, Three rows


Gabatta is a word used for many mancala-style board games in Ethiopia. This version was a three-row game played in Eritrea in the nineteenth century.


3x6 board, with two stores. Three counters in each hole.



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Murray 1951: 195; Culin 1896: 601.

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Bent, J. 1896. The Sacred City of the Ethiopians, Being a Record of Travel and Research in Abyssinia in 1893. London: Longmans, Green and Co.

Culin, S. 1896. Mancala, the National Game of Africa. Washington: Government Printing Office.

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



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