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Terhüchü (Terhuchu)

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Other

Categories

board, war, leaping, alquerque

Description

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.

Rules

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.

Origin

South Asia

Ludeme Description

Terhuchu.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 68

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Sources

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.

Reference ID

DLP.Game.134

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