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Quechucague (Kechukawe, Quechucayu, Quechuncague, Quechucan, 'Quechu)

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

South America

Description

Quechucague is a game played by the Mapuche people of Chile that has been documented since the seventeenth century. It appears to have been both a race game and a capturing game.

Rules

Semicircular board, ten spaces across the bottom, eight arcing, and three connecting the fifth and sixth in the bottom row to the fourth and fifth in the arc. Five-sided die with 1, 2, 3, 5, 0 as values. Captures are made when landing on a space occupied by the opponent. Race game.

DLP evidence.

Origin

Chile

Reference

DePaulis 1998: 42-44.

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Sources

de Olivares, M. 1758. HIstoria Militar, Civil y Sagrada de la Acaecido en la Conquista y Pacificacion del Reino de Chile. Santiago: Imprenta del Ferrocarril.

de Ovalle, A. 1646. Historica Relacion del Reyno de Chile. Rome: Francisco Cauallo.

Depaulis, T. 1998. 'Inca Dice and Board Games.' Board Games Studies 1: 26–49.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.317

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