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Had DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Africa

Category Board, Race, Escape


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.


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.



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Depaulis 2001: 66.

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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.



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