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Liu Tsi (Luk Tsut K'i, Lo Che)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia

Category Board, Space, Line


Liu Tsi is a simple game of alignment played in China during the seventeenth century, but which is likely much older.


3x3 intersecting lines, with diagonals. Three pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on an empty spot on the board. Once all of the pieces are placed, the players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot along the lines. The first player to place three pieces in a line wins.

Murray 1951: 42.



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Murray 1951: 42; Himly 1887: 477.

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Himly, K. 1887. "Anmerkungen in Beziehung aud das Schach- und andere Brettepiele." Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 41(3): 461-484.

Hyde, T. 1694. De Ludis Orientalibus Libri Duo: Historia Nerdiludii, hoc est Dicere, Trunculorum, cum quibuidam aliis Arabum, Persarum, Indorum, Chinensium, & aliarum Gentium Ludis tam Politicis quam Bellicis, plerumque Europae inauditis, multo minus visis: additis omnium Nominibus in dictarum Gentium Linguis. Ubi etiam Classicorum Graecorum & Latinorum loca quaedam melius quam hactenus factum est explicantur. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano.

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



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