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Pong Hau K'i (Horseshoe, On-Moul-Kono, Sua Tok Tong, Do Guti, Well Kono)DLP Game   


Period Modern, 1800s

Region Eastern Asia

Category Board, Space, Blocking


Pong Hau K'i is a blocking game documented during the nineteenth century East Asia, but medieval graffiti suggests that it may be even older.


Pieces begin on opposite sides of the square. Players take turns moving the piece to an empty spot either orthogonally or diagonally, but one orthogonal direction is forbidden. The player who blocks the other player from being able to move wins.

Culin 1895: 101.



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Murray 1951: 92

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Culin, S. 1895. Korean Games with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

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



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