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Ruleset: Short segments


See the game Dadu for more details.


Played on a board with shorter segments.


Rules for Dadu on a board with shorter segments.


Standard rules for Dadu, but the segments on the board are four squares in length, following the pattern of three blank squares followed by a marked square.

Four players on each team.

Four cowry shells are used instead of the usual five. The value of the throw is equal to the number of mouths that land face-up, except four mouths up = 8 plus another throw.


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Other Rulesets

Observed rulesets
Dadu Standard rules for Dadu.
Eight players Played with eight players.
Sixteen players Played with sixteen players.
Nine-segment board Played on a longer board.
Alternate King rule Eliminates special King hitting rule.



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