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Gol-ekuish

Period

Modern

Region

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. Moves and captures proceed as in alquerque. The player who captures all of the other player's pieces wins.

Origin

India

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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.

Reference ID

DLP.Game.383

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