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Pancha (Mahabalipuram with Loop) DLP Game   

Period Medieval, Modern

Region Southern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Race, Escape


This game was found on a temple at Mahabalipuram. The board is reminiscent of other games known throughout India, and described in the twentieth century.


Bottom row with eleven squares. Ten squares extending vertically from the central square. A square track with five spaces per side extends up and to the left from the top square. The outer squares of the bottom track are marked, as are every fifth space from them along the board.



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Murray 1951: 140.

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Marin, G. 1942. "An Ancestor of the Game of 'Ludo.'" Man 42: 114-117.



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