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Qarqis DLP Game   

Period Medieval, Modern

Region Eastern Africa, Northern Africa

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Sow


Qarqis is a game known from medieval and early modern Ethiopia which seems to refer to an early version of a mancala-style board game.


Played on holes in a table. Small balls are used as counters.



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Pankhurst 1971: 154.

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Ludolf, H. 1699. Lexicon Aethiopico-Latinum. London: Thomam Roycroft.

Pankhurst, R. 1971. Gabata and Related Board Games of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia Observer 14(3):154-206.

Perruchon, J. 1903. Le livre des mystères du ciel et de la terre. Paris: Librairie de Paris.



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