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Jesön Mor' (Jeson Mor)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia, Northern Asia

Category Board, Race, Reach


Jesön Mor' (the nine horses) is a game played in Mongolia. Two sides attempt to reach the central square on the board.


9x9 board. Nine horse-shaped pieces per player. Pieces begin in the spaces along opposite sides of the board. Pieces move orthogonally one space and then diagonally another, jumping over any intervening pieces. A player may capture one of the opponent's pieces by moving onto a space occupied by the opponent's piece. The goal is to move to the central space on the board.

Popova 1974: 32-35



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Popova, A. 1974. "Analyse formelle et classification des jeux de calculs mongole." Études mongoles 5: 1974: 7-60.



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