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Picaria (Pitarilla, Bidaria)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern America

Category Board, Space, Line


Picaria is a game played by the people of Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico in the early twentieth century, but likely to be older. This version is played on a smaller board.


Played on a 3x3 board with diagonals in the squares.

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Zaslavsky 1 Suggested by C. Zaslavsky.
Zaslavsky 2 Alternate suggestion by C. Zaslavsky.


Southwest United States

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Murray 1951: 42

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Culin, S. 1907. Games of the North American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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



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