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Ngaya DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Middle Africa

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Sow


Ngaya is a children's game played in the Republic of Congo.


The board is a series of holes in the ground. Two or more players, five holes per player to start. Three counters per hole. Players sow from their first hole into the holes to its right. When the final counter lands in an empty hole, the player moves again. A player's holes are the first hole with their counters to the last hole in which they sowed a counter. A player who no longer owns holes is eliminated. The player who eliminates the last opponent wins.


Republic of Congo

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Klepzig 1972: 187-188.

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Klepzig, F. 1972. Kinderspiele der Bantu. Meisenheim am Glan: Verlag Anton Hain.



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