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Xonin Shatar (Simple) DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia, Northern Asia

Category Board, Space, Line


Xonin Shatar (Sheep Chess) is a game of alignment played in Mongolia.


Three concentric squares, with lines connecting the corners and the midpoints of the sides. Twelve pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on an empty spot on the board. When all of the pieces have been placed, players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot along the lines. During either phase, when a player places three of their pieces in a row, they remove one of the opponent's pieces. Pieces which are in a three-in-a-row pattern cannot be removed from the board. The player who removes all of the opponent's pieces wins.

Popova 1974: 26-32.



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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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