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Piç (Pic)

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Western Asia

Categories

WishlistDLP, Sow, Two rows.

Description

Piç is a multiplayer mancala-style board game played in eastern Turkey, particularly near the city of Erzurum. Instead of being played on a board, the counters are placed in heaps, and players capture heaps from which they capture all counters which enter that heap.

Rules

Played by two to five players. Each player has three heaps of counters, with twelve counters per heap. Sowing occurs in an anti-clockwise direction. When a player creates a heap containing three counters in an opponent's heap, a circle is drawn around the heap and the player captures every counter placed in it. When there are no heaps left, the player with the most counters wins.

And 1979: 52-53.

These rules were taken from the Piç ruleset.

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Described rulesets
Piç Played in a village near Erzurum, Turkey.
Nine counters Played with nine counters per heap.

Origin

Turkey

Ludeme Description

Pic.lud

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Sources

And, M. 1979. 'Some notes on aspects and functions of Turkish folk games.' The Journal of American Folklore 92(363): 44–64.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.265

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