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Terhüchü (Terhuchu)






board, war, leaping, alquerque


Terhüchü is a leaping capture game played on an expanded alquerque board. It was played by the Naga people in the early twentieth century, but is likely to be much older.


Played on a board similar to Perali Kotuma, with the addition of triangular extensions on the four corners. Play begins with nine pieces for each player. Pieces move along the lines to the next open space. Opponent's pieces can be captured by jumping over them. Within the trianguler extensions, pieces may move two places at a time, in a straight line. The player to capture all of the opponent's pieces wins.


South Asia

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Murray 1951: 68

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Hutton,J. 1921. The Angami Nagas. London: Macmillan and Co, Ltd.

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

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