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Sümi Naga Game (War) (Sumi Naga Game (War))DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Asia

Category Board, War, Leaping, Lines


This game played by the Sümi Naga people of India is a game with leaping captures.


5x5 intersecting lines, with diagonals drawn in each quadrant. Eleven pieces per player, which begin on the two rows closest to the player, with the eleventh on the outer spot of the middle of to the left of the player. Players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot along the lines. A piece may capture an opponent's piece next to it by hopping over it to an empty spot immediately on the opposite side of the opponent's piece along the lines of the board. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.

Hutton 1921: 111.



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Murray 1951: 66.

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

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

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