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Xarajlt DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia, Northern Asia

Category Board, War, Leaping, Orthogonal


Xarajlt (the jump) is a capturing game played in Mongolia. one player plays as lambs, the other as kids.


3x5 intersecting lines. Six pieces per player, arranged on the two short rows on opposite sides of the board. Players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot. Pieces move orthogonally in a horizontal or forward direction only. To capture, a piece may jump over an adjacent opponent's piece to an empty spot immediately on the opposite side of the piece along the lines of the board. Pieces may capture in a backwards direction. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.

Popova 1974: 34, 36-37.



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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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