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Shisima

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Eastern Africa

Categories

Board, Space, Line.

Description

Shisima is played by the Tiriki people in Kenya on an octagonal board. The board represents a source of water ("shisima") in the center, and the pieces are imbalavali, "water insects." It is a game of alignment.

Rules

Each player has three pieces. Pieces are initially placed three-in a row on side nearest the player. Pieces can move to an adjacent space connected to it by a line. The goal is to create three in a row through the central space.

Crane 1982: 11.

Origin

Kenya

Ludeme Description

Shisima.lud

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Sources

Crane, L. African Games of Strategy. African Outreach Series 2. Urbana-Chapmaign, IL: University of Illinois.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.69

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