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Macheng DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Done, Board, War


Macheng is a capturing game played in Ming Dynasty China. It was described as a game commonly played in alleys.


Played on a merels board. Players place their pieces on the board. When three pieces are in a straight line, one of the opponent's pieces is removed from the board. When a player surrounds an opponent's piece with two of their pieces, the opponent's piece is removed. When a player places their piece between two of the opponent's pieces, the opponent's pieces are removed.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Reconstructed rulesets
Macheng (Ludii 1) Reconstructed with Ludii
Macheng (Ludii 2) Reconstructed with Ludii
Macheng (Ludii 3) Reconstructed with Ludii
Macheng (Ludii 4) Reconstructed with Ludii
Macheng (Ludii 5) Reconstructed with Ludii
Macheng (Ludii 6) Reconstructed with Ludii
Macheng (Ludii 7) Reconstructed with Ludii
Macheng (Ludii 8) Reconstructed with Ludii
Macheng (Ludii 9) Reconstructed with Ludii
Macheng (Ludii 10) Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules from DLP evidence.



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Wu and Sebillaud 2020: 49.

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Wu, S. and P. Sebillaud. 2020. "Research on the Merels Game in Medieval China." Asian Archaeology 4: 41-52.



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