background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


Home Games Forum Downloads Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map Ludemes About

Kharebga (5x5) DLP Game   


Period Modern, 1900s

Region Northern Africa

Category Board, War, Custodial


Kharebga is a capturing game played by children in El Oued, Algeria.


5x5 board. Twelve pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing two pieces on an empty space on the board, except in the central space. Captures cannot be made during the placement phase. When all of the pieces have been placed, players alternate turns moving a piece orthogonally any distance. When an opponent's piece is between two of a player's pieces, it is captured. If a player is unable to make a move, they pass their turn and the opponent plays again. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.

Bellin 1964: 53-54.



Ludeme Description

Kharebga (5x5).lud


Browse all concepts for Kharebga (5x5) here.

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Kharebga (5x5) here.

Click on any marker or highlighted region to view the evidence relating to it.
To view all regions, please select it from the category options below.

Evidence category:

Evidence coloured based on:

Map style:


Bellin, P. 1964. "L'enfant saharien à travers ses jeux." Journal des Africanistes 33(1): 47-104.



     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council