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Taptána (Taptana, Comina, Tapta, Atapta, Komina)

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

South America

Description

Taptána was a game played in Peru. Famously, it is said to have been played by the last Inka emperor, Atahualpa, while he was imprisoned. The board is very similar to Spanish Alquerque, and cannot be dated to before the Spanish conquest.

Rules

Played on an Alquerque board.

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Reference

Depaulis 1998: 36-38.

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Sources

Depaulis, T. 1998. 'Inca Dice and Board Games.' Board Games Studies 1: 26–49.

Guaman Poma de Ayala, F. 1615. Nueva coronica y buen gobierno.

Santo Tomás, D. 1560. Lexicon o vocabulario de la lengua general del Perú. Cordoba: Valladolid.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.316

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