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Pon Chochotl

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Other

Categories

board, hunt

Description

Pon Chocotl is a hunt game played by the Pima people in the southwest United States. It seems to be related to hunt games played by the Spanish.

Rules

To be reconstructed. Rules as inferred by Murray 1951. One player is the bean, and the other player plays with twelve corn kernels. The corn kernels move along the lines. The goal is to corner the bean so that it cannot move. The bean may hop over the corn kernels to capture them or move to an adjacent empty point along the lines. The bean wins by reducing the opponent to nine corn kernels.

Origin

Southwest United States

Reference

Murray 1951: 99

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Sources

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.

Reference ID

DLP.Game.377

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