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Gol Ekuish (Gol-skuish)

Leaderboard

Period Modern

Region Southern Asia

Category Board, War, Leaping

Description

Gol Ekuish is a game from India with leaping captures like many others in South Asia and beyond. The board consists of seven concentric circles divided by three diameters.

Rules

Each player begins with 21 pieces, arranges on the 21 intersections of three consecutive radii. Players alternate turns moving to an empty adjacent spot. Captures are made by hopping over an opponent's piece. The player who captures all of the other player's pieces wins.

Gupta 1924: 167.

Origin

India

Ludeme Description

Gol Ekuish.lud

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Reference

Murray 1951: 71

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Sources

Gupta, H. 1924. 'A few types of sedentary games prevalent in the central provinces.' Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 20(5): 165–169.

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

Identifiers

DLP.Games.383

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