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Natt Klab ash-Shawk DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Africa, Western Asia

Category Board, War, Leaping, Orthogonal


Natt Klab ash-Shawk is a capturing game that was played in Palestine.


5x5 board, the central square marked with an X. Twelve pieces per player. Pieces begin the game on the first two rows in front of the player, and in the two squares to the player's right in the central row. Players alternate turns moving a piece orthogonally to an adjacent empty space. Players may capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.

Murray 1951: 66.



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

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