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Mu Torere

Leaderboard

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Australia and New Zealand

Categories

Board, Space, Blocking.

Description

Mu Torere is a game played by the Maori of New Zealand. It is unknown how old the game is, Best claims that it was not played by Maori people in all parts of New Zealand. The board takes the form of a circle divided into eighths, with eight points on the circumference (kewai) and the central point (putahi) being playing spaces.

Rules

Play begins with the pieces on the kewai, each player on half of the circle. Players move by moving one piece to an empty adjacent space. Players can only move to the putahi when the piece being moved is next to an opponent's piece. The player that blocks the other from moving is the winner.

Best 1925: 60-61.

These rules were taken from the Complete ruleset.

All Rulesets

Observed rulesets
Complete As observed by E. Best.

Suggested rulesets
Simple As described by H. J. R. Murray.

Origin

New Zealand

Ludeme Description

Mu Torere.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 93

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Sources

Best, E. 1925. Games and Pastimes of the Maori. Wellington: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited.

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

Identifiers

DLP.Game.54

BGG.13657

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