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Lam Turki

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Southern Asia

Categories

Puzzle, Planning.

Description

Lam Turki is a solitaire game played in India. Played on a board shaped like a five-pointed star, the player attempts to remove all of the pieces from the board,

Rules

The board is a five-pointed star. The player has nine pieces. In the first phase, the player attempts to place all the pieces on the board. The player choses a point, then moves the piece two spaces in a straight line. The piece may move through a spot occupied by another piece, but must land on an empty space. Once all of the pieces are placed in this way, the player captures a piece on the board by hopping over with with another one of the pieces to an empty space on the opposite side of the piece to be captured. The goal is to capture all of the pieces except one.

Hora 1933: 6-7.

Origin

India

Ludeme Description

Lam Turki.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 28-29.

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Sources

Hora, S. 1933. Sedentary games of India. Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 29: 5–12.

Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.785

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