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Totolóspi (Cross-Shaped) (Totolospi (Cross-Shaped))DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern America

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Race, Reach


Totolóspi is a word used for several games played by the Hopi people at the turn of the twentieth century. The board in this game is cross-shaped, and is playe by two or four people with four dice.


Two overlapping ovals, with five small circles; one at the end of each oval and one in the center. Five lines dividing the ovals in each arm between the outer and central circle. Four sticks, marked on one side, used as dice. A throw of all marked sides or all blank sides =1, any other throw = 0. Two or four players. One piece per player, which begin on the outer circles and move toward the center.



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Murray 1951: 149-150.

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Culin, S. 1907. Games of the North American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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



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