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Totolóspi (War) (Totolospi (War))DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern America

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


Totolóspi is the name used for at least two games played by the Hopi of Arizona. This game is poorly described, but it is played on a square board with 55 pieces per player, and appears to be a capturing game.


11x11 lines, with a diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. 55 pieces per player, arranged on either side of the diagonal on the intersections. Pieces may move along the diagonal, but not across it. Players may move one or more pieces, based on certain positions the pieces are in. Opponent's pieces may be captured. Pieces always move toward the bottom right corner.

Fewkes 1892: 159.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Totolospi (War) (Ludii 1) Reconstructed with Ludii
Totolospi (War) (Ludii 2) Reconstructed with Ludii
Totolospi (War) (Ludii 3) Reconstructed with Ludii
Totolospi (War) (Ludii 4) Reconstructed with Ludii
Totolospi (War) (Ludii 5) Reconstructed with Ludii
Totolospi (War) (Ludii 6) Reconstructed with Ludii
Totolospi (War) (Ludii 7) Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules from DLP evidence.



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Totolospi (War).lud


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Murray 1951: 64-65; Culin 1898: 879-880; Culin 1907: 795-796.

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Culin, S. 1898. Chess and Playing-Cards. Washington: Government Printing Office.

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

Fewkes, J. 1892. "A Few Summer Ceremonials at the Tusayan Pueblos." A Journal of American Ethnology and Archaeology 2: 1-160.

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



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