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Evidence for Obridje

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.687
Type Ethnography
Location Ijaw
Location 5°54'11.25"N, 0°59'12.65"E
Date 1946-01-01CE - 1946-01-30CE
Rules Two rows of six holes with two stores. Four counters in each hole. Play may begin from any of the player's holes. Counters are sown anti-clockwise. If the last counter falls into an empty hole or a hole in either row, making that hole contain four counters, play ends, and the four counters are taken. Also, if at any time during the sowing a hole contains four counters, the player on whose row this occurs takes those counters. Otherwise, the player lifts the counters in the hole in which the final counter lands and continues sowing. Play ends when one player can no longer move. The player with the most counters wins.
Content Murray 1951: 185-186 Recorded by K.C. Murray, Surveyor of Antiquities of Nigeria "7.5.36. Gold Coast, Kets: Adi; Nigeria, Ijaw Tribe: Obridje (K.C. Murray). 2x6 holes and two stores, one at each end of the board; four beans in each hole; several laps to the move; one round; play anticlockwise. A move may begin from any of the player's holes, and ends when, in playing a lap, the last bean falls in an empty hole or in a hole on either row, making its contents four beans, which are tken. Also, if at any time in the course of sowing, a hole contains four beans, the player on whose row this happens takes the four beans. The game ends when one player can no longer move, and the player wins who has taken the larger number of beans. The following game, played between two Ijaw women in January 1946, was recorded by K.C. Murray: ..."
Confidence 100

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