background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


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

Sétichch (Setichch, Tze-chis, Zse-tilth, Satill)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern America

Category Board, Race, Reach


Sétichch is a race game that was played by White Mountain Apache people in Fort Apache, Arizona in the early twentieth century.


Forty stones arranged in a circle, with a larger gap after every tenth stone, the spaces between the stones are the playing spaces. Four or six players, played on two teams, with two sticks per team, starting in one of the gaps. Three sticks, round on one side and flat on the other, used as dice. The throws are as follows: three round sides = 10; two round sides = 2; one round side = 3; three flat sides = 5. A throw of 10 grants the player another throw. Pieces move according to the throws in opposite directions around the board. The team to get their pieces to the starting gap wins.

Culin 1907: 90-91.



Ludeme Description



Browse all concepts for Sétichch here.


Murray 1951: 152.

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Sétichch here.

Possible ancestors/successors for this game can be viewed 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:


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.



     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council