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Sümi Naga Game (Hunt) (Sumi Naga Game (Hunt))

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Southern Asia

Categories

Board, Hunt.

Description

This game, played by the Sümi Naga people of India, is a hunt game played with four tigers against twenty goats.

Rules

5x5 intersecting lines, with diagonals drawn in each quadrant. One player plays as four tigers, which begin on the four corners of the board. The other player plays as twenty goats, which begin off the board. Play begins by placing one of the goats on an empty spot. The other player then moves the tiger to an empty adjacent spot along the lines on the board. The tiger may hop over an adjacent goat, if the space immediately on the opposite side of it in a direction along the lines is empty. Play continues like this until all of the goats are placed, after which the goats also move to one adjacent spot along the lines. The tigers win by capturing all of the goats; the goats win by blocking the tigers from being able to move.

Hutton 1921: 110-111.

Origin

India

Ludeme Description

Sumi Naga Game (Hunt).lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 111.

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Sources

Hutton, J. 1921. The Sema Nagas. London: Macmillan.

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

Identifiers

DLP.Game.818

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