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Tsukkalavde DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Europe

Category Board, War, Leaping, Lines


Tsukkalavde is a capturing game played during the nineteenth century by the Sea Sámi people of Norway. It was often played by children and adults on winter evenings.


5x5 intersecting lines, forming a grid. Diagonals in each of the quadrants. Twelve pieces per player, which begin on the points closest to the player, and the two points to the right of the center point. Players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent point along the lines of the board. A player may hop over an adjacent opponent's pieces to an empty space immediately on the opposite side of it along the lines of the board to capture it. Multiple captures are allowed. A player wins if they capture all of their opponent's pieces, or reduces the opponent to one piece and blocks them from being able to move.

Larsen 1950: 32.



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Michaelsen 2010: 220.

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Larsen, A. 1950. Om Sjøsamene. Tromsø Museums Årshefter 70(2). Tromsø: A/S Peder Norbye.

Michaelsen, P. 2010. "Dablo-A Sámi Game." Variant Chess Magazine 8:64: 218-221.

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