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Dra (Dili, Wali, Kyoti)
Ruleset: Monod


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Observed by T. Monod.


These rules were observed in the Sahara by T. Monod in the early twentieth century.


5x6 board. Each player has twelve pieces. Players alternate placing their pieces until they are all placed on the board. Players cannot make a row of three pieces in the placement phase. Once the pieces are all on the board, they may be moved one space orthogonally. The goal is to make a line of three, which allows the player to capture one of the opponent's pieces. In the case that a move creates two lines of three, only one capture is made. The player who captures the most pieces wins. Matches are typically played to a score of ten, with a player scoring one point by winning a game, and two points for winning without any of their pieces being captured.


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Monod 1939: 12-13.

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