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Had

Leaderboard

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Northern Africa

Categories

Board, Race, Escape.

Description

Had is a race game played in the Bordj Bou Arreridj region of Algeria in the early twentieth century. It resembles other games such as Tab which are popular in North Africa and Southwest Asia.

Rules

3x14 board. Fourteen pieces per player, placed in the outer rows of the board. Two knucklebones used as dice. Players move their pieces according to the throws of the knucklebones. Pieces move in a boustrophedon path along the board. The first player to remove their pieces from the board wins.

Robert 1921: 66.

Origin

Algeria

Ludeme Description

Had.lud

Reference

Depaulis 2001: 66.

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Sources

Depaulis, T. 2001. 'Jeux de parcours du monde arabo-musulman (Afrique du Nord et Proche-Orient). Board Games Studies 4: 53-76.

Robert, A. 1921. "Jeux et divertissements des indigènes d'Algerie (région de Bordj-bou-Arréridj." Revue Africaine 306-307: 62-84.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.657

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