The Ethiopian Game of Gobeta:
Lam Uwidt

Harold Courlander

Negro History Bulletin, Washington, D.C., No. 7, Oct. 1943, pages 21-23.


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[Page 23] This game is like Sulus Nishtaw except for the first play. Here the starting player begins at the extreme left corner of his side of the boards, removing one bean from this hole, one from the third, one from the fifth, seventh, and ninth holes, then redistributes them in the conventional fashion. If player B moves first, he takes one bean each from holes 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. If player A moves first he removes one bean each from holes 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18, then begins redistribution.


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