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T'uk T'uk (Tiouk-Tiouk)

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Northern Africa, Western Africa

Categories

Board, Space, Blocking.

Description

T'uk T'uk is a blocking game played in West Africa. Unlike most other blocking games, it is played on a grid. According to tradition, it is a griot, or storyteller, who challenges a shepherd to the game, but the griot knows the trick of how to win every time.

Rules

Square grid of 36, 64, 100, or 144 squares. Each player has one piece lined up in each square on opposite sides of the square. Players may move their piece forward or backwards orthogonally. The player who blocks the opponent from being able to move wins.

Béart 1955: 470-471.

Origin

West Africa

Ludeme Description

T'uk T'uk.lud

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Sources

Béart, C. 1955. Jeux et jouets de l'ouest africain. Tome II. Dakar: IFAN.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.660

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