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Mbenga Alignment Game DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Middle Africa

Category Board, Space, Line


This game was played by the Mbenga people of central Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It is a simple alignment game similar to others played throughout the world.


3x3 intersecting lines with diagonals. Three pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on the board. The first player to place three of their pieces in a row wins.

Trilles 1932: 397


Central Africa

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Trilles, R. 1932. Les pygmées de la forêt equatoriale. Paris: Librairie Bloud & Gay.



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