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Kaooa

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Southern Asia

Categories

Board, Hunt.

Description

Kaooa is a hunt game documented in the early twentieth century in India, but it is probably much older, as graffiti with the pattern of the board have been found at sites such as medieval Vijayanagara.

Rules

Played on a five-pointed star shaped board. One player plays with one piece, the "tiger," and the other plays with seven pieces, the "kaooas." The player with the kaooas attempt to checkmate the tiger by moving to one of the points where the lines of the board intersect. The tiger captures kaooas by hopping over them. The tiger wins by capturing all the kaooas.

Gupta 1924: 167.

Origin

India

Ludeme Description

Kaooa.lud

Leaderboard

Kaooa

Reference

Murray 1951: 112

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Sources

Gupta, H. 1924. 'A few types of sedentary games prevalent in the central provinces.' Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 20(5): 165–169.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.453

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