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Ikh Buga DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia, Northern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Board, Hunt

Description

Ikh Buga is a hunt game played in Mongolia on a large board. It is said to either be a representation of a deer hunt, or that it reflects the sacred nature of deer. It is only played during the winter and spring months.

Rules

9x9 intersecting lines, with diagonals drawn in each 3x3 square. Intersecting with the third and seventh line on each side, a triangle, with a line bisecting the base and another bisecting this line and intersecting with the other two sides of the triangle. The apex intersects with the main board. One player plays as eight deer, which begin on the points where the small squares intersect with the main board. The other player plays with 80 dogs, at least some of which begin in the main part of the board, but some may be introduced later. Pieces move to an adjacent empty spot along the lines of the board. The deer may capture an adjacent dog by hopping over it to an empty space immediately on the opposite side of it along the lines of the board. the goal of the deer is to capture all of the dogs, the goal of the dogs is to block the deer from being able to move.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Reconstructed rulesets
Ikh Buga1 Reconstructed with Ludii
Ikh Buga2 Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules from DLP evidence.

Origin

Mongolia

Ludeme Description

Ikh Buga.lud

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Sources

Kabzińska-Stawarz, I. 1991. Games of Mongolian Shepherds. Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences.

Identifiers

DLP.Games.850


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