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Ruleset: Alternate Opening 2


See the game Lontu-Holo for more details.




Opening move which results in two heavily loaded holes for each player.


This stylized move is another accepted opening for Lontu Holo.


The player takes two counters from the central and right holes in both rows, and places them in the left hole in the further row. The player then takes the counters in the left hole in the closest row and sows them. Then the player takes the counters in the central hole in the closest row and sows them. The player then takes all of the counters from the holes which contain four counters, and holds them until after the opponent performs the same moves. Then, the player takes two counters from the opponent's hole with twelve counters, and places these two along with the counters the player is holding into any hole on the opponent's side of the board. The opponent does the same.


Browse all concepts for Alternate Opening 2 here.


Herskovits 1932: 27-28.

Other Rulesets

Observed rulesets
Lontu Holo Rules for Lontu Holo.
Alternate Opening 1 Opening move where eight counters are placed in the opponent's holes.
Alternate Opening 3 Opening move leaving all of the counters in the central holes of the players' rows.





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