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Unnee Tugalluulax (Unee Tugaluulax)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia, Northern Asia

Category Board, Sow, Two rows


Unnee Tugullalax is a two-row mancala-style board game from Mongolia. It is typically played with camel droppings on a board. The game is imbued with the symbolism of the cycle of reproduction of a cow, as a hole fills with counters it progresses along the cycle of reproduction until it has four counters, when the calve is produced and the four counters are captured.


2x6 board. Six counters in each hole. Sowing occurs from any of the holes in the player's row. If the final counter lands in a hole in the player's row containing three counters, four with the addition of the final counter, these are captured.

Popova 1974: 17.

These rules were taken from the Popova ruleset.

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Scholarly rulesets
Popova Incomplete rules from A. Popova.

Suggested rulesets
Mancala World From Mancala World website.



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Popova, A. 1974. "Analyse formelle et classification des jeux de calculs mongole." Études mongoles 5: 1974: 7-60.




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