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Nzengué (Small) (Nzengue (Small))DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Middle Africa

Category Board, Space, Line


Nzengué is an alignment game played by children in the Republic of Congo, on a board drawn on the ground and using pieces of stone as the playing pieces.


A square is drawn, with diagonals. Three pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on the board. The corners or the square, the central point, and the midpoint of each side of the square are playing sites. When a player forms a line with their three pieces, they win.

Klepzig 1972: 181.


Republic of Congo

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KLepzig 1972: 181.

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



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