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

Period Modern

Region South America

Category Reconstruction, Done, Board, War, Leaping, Lines


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.


Played on an Alquerque board.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Taptana (Ludii 1) Reconstructed with Ludii
Taptana (Ludii 2) Reconstructed with Ludii
Taptana (Ludii 3) Reconstructed with Ludii
Taptana (Ludii 4) Reconstructed with Ludii
Taptana (Ludii 5) Reconstructed with Ludii
Taptana (Ludii 6) Reconstructed with Ludii
Taptana (Ludii 7) Reconstructed with Ludii
Taptana (Ludii 8) Reconstructed with Ludii
Taptana (Ludii 9) Reconstructed with Ludii
Taptana (Ludii 10) Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules known from DLP evidence.

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Depaulis 1998: 36-38.

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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.



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