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Yi DLP Game   

Period Ancient, Medieval

Region Eastern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Done, Board, Space, Territory


Yi is an ancient name for the game Weiqi. While they were probably used interchangeably at the time, this is the older version of the game, which was played on a 17x17 board.


17x17 board. Players make groups on the board, opponents may capture groups.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Reconstructed rulesets
Yi (Ludii 1) Reconstructed with Ludii
Yi (Ludii 2) Reconstructed with Ludii
Yi (Ludii 3) Reconstructed with Ludii
Yi (Ludii 4) Reconstructed with Ludii
Yi (Ludii 5) Reconstructed with Ludii
Yi (Ludii 6) Reconstructed with Ludii
Yi (Ludii 7) Reconstructed with Ludii
Yi (Ludii 8) Reconstructed with Ludii
Yi (Ludii 9) Reconstructed with Ludii
Yi (Ludii 10) Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information From DLP evidence.



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Fairbair 2007.

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Fairbairn, J. 2007. "Go in China." In I. Finkel, ed. Ancient Board Games in Perspective. London: The British Museum Press, 133-137.

Lo, A. and T.-C. Wang. 2004. "Spider Threads Roaming the Empyrean: The Game of Weiqi." In C. Mackenzie and I. Finkel, eds. Asian Games: The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 187-201.



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