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58 Holes (Hounds and Jackals)
Ruleset: "Violin-shaped" 58 Holes

Game

See the game 58 Holes for more details.

Period(s)

Ancient

Region(s)

Northern Africa, Southern Asia, Western Asia

Summary

Played on a board shaped like a violin.

Description

Boards with holes delineating the spaces. Some holes are sometimes marked, but not with connecting lines as in the "Axe-Blade" shaped 58 holes variation. Marked holes can be: 4, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and central hole of "labyrinth." holes indicate pegs, but in some cases discs may have been used

Rules

Two rows of ten or eleven parallel holes in the center and an outer arc with 29-30 holes surrounding the two parallel tracks, but indented so that holes 4 and 20 are adjacent to one another. At the top a circular addition with a central hole surrounded by 6-8 other holes.

Reference

Future reconstruction.

Other Rulesets

Reconstructed rulesets
"Axe-Blade" 58 holes Played on a board shaped like an axe blade.

Suggested rulesets
Carnarvon and Carter Proposed by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter.

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Sources

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