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Ako Okwe (Ezu Ahia Ako Okwe, Okwe, Akwa Nsa, Buying Market)
Ruleset: Umuahia


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Western Africa


Observed in Umuahia, Nigeria in the early 20th century.


This ruleset was observed by K.C. Murray in the early 20th century in Umuahia, Nigeria.


Played on a board with two rows of five holes with store holes on either side. To start, ten counters are placed in each hole except the stores. Play begins from any of a player's holes, and sowing proceeds in either direction, at the player's choice. The first seed is sown in the hole from which play started. When the last counter of a sowing falls into a hole, making the contents of that hole odd (but not more than nine), the counters are captured. The first capture must be of three counters, the second of one counter.


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Murray 1951: 192.

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Murray Unplayable ruleset reported by H.J.R. Murray.



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