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Katséla (Katsela)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Middle Africa

Category Board, Space, Line


Katséla is an alignment game played by the Chokwe people of Angola.


Three intersecting lines, with diagonals drawn in the square. Two players. Three pieces per player, one playing as red and the other as white. The red player plays first and places their piece in the central spot. Players alternate turns placing one of their pieces on an empty space on the board. When all of the pieces are placed, players alternate turns moving one of their pieces to an empty adjacent spot on the board along the lines. The first player to place three of their pieces in a row wins.

Baumann 1935:9 4.


Central Africa

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Klepzig 1972: 305.

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Baumann, H. 1935. Lunda: Bei Bauern und Jägern in Inner-Angola. Berlin: Würfel Verlag.

Klepzig, F. 1972. Kinderspiele der Bantu. Meisenheim am Glan: Verlag Anton Hain.

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