background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


Home Games Forum Downloads References Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map Ludemes About

Queah Game DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Africa

Category Board, War, Leaping, Orthogonal


The Queah Game is a game from nineteenth century Liberia, the name of which has not been reported. It is typically played in a "board" of interwoven sticks, in which "male" and "female" sticks are placed as pieces.


Played on a board with two rows of five spaces forming an "X," with an extra space diagonally adjacent to the central space. Ten sticks per player. Each player begins with one stick in each of the rightmost four spaces on the edge of the board closest to them. Players alternate turns moving a stick to an adjacent space. A player may capture one of the opponent's sticks by jumping over it to an empty space beyond it. The opponent replaces the captured stick with one of those remaining in their reserve, until there are no sticks remaining. The player who captures all of the opponent's sticks wins.

Büttikofer 1888: 91.



Ludeme Description

Queah Game.lud


Browse all concepts for Queah Game here.


Murray 1951: 83.

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Queah Game here.

Click on any marker or highlighted region to view the evidence relating to it.
To view all regions, please select it from the category options below.

Evidence category:

Evidence coloured based on:

Map style:


Büttikofer, J. 1888. "Einiges über die Eingebornen von Liberia." Internationales Archiv für Ethnographie 1: 77-91.

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

Similar Games



Mysore Tiger Game (Three Tigers)

Boxijn Barildaan




Laram Wali





     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Department of Advanced Computing Sciences (DACS), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council