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I Pere DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Africa

Category Board, Sow, Two rows


I Pere is a two-row mancala-style game board from played by the Dogon people of Mali. It is similar to other two-row games from the region, and was documented in the early twentieth century.


2x5 board, the right-most hole is the store. Four counters in each hole. Sowing in an anti-clockwise direction, including the store. Play begins by each player placing the counters in their fourth hole into their store. Moves may begin from any of a player's holes except the store. If the last counter of a sowing drops into a hole making it contain two or three counters, these are taken and placed in the store. As soon as a player has at least thirteen counters in their store, they are picked up and sown, omitting each player's store and takes any counters in the opponent's holes which now contain two or three counters. Each player performs this move only once. The player who captures the most counters wins.

Griaule 1938: 169.

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Murray 1951: 183.

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Griaule, M. 1938. Jeux dogons. Paris: Institute d'ethnologie.

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

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