background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


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

Moo DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Polynesia

Category Board, War, Leaping, Diagonal


Moo is a game with leaping captured played in Hawai'i during the nineteenth century.


8x8 board, every other square marked with an X in a checkered pattern. Twelve pieces per player, positioned on the first three rows closest to the player on the marked squares. Players alternate turns moving a piece diagonally forward. A player may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it to an empty spot on the opposite side of it along the lines. Multiple captures are allowed, if possible. When a player's piece reaches the opposite edge of the board from which it started, it becomes a king. It may move over any distance, diagonally, and may capture by leaping any distance over any number of opponent's pieces, capturing all of them in that line. The king cannot take in multiple directions in one turn. The first player to capture all of the opponent's pieces wins.

Culin 1899: 244.



Ludeme Description



Browse all concepts for Moo here.


Murray 1951: 79.

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Moo 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:


Culin, S. 1899. "Hawaiian Games." American Anthropologist 1(2): 201-247.

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



     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