Traditional - Queah Tribe - Liberia
This game can be played on a 5x5
board. Each player also has 6 stones off-board.
- On each turn, each player may:
one stone to a diagonal adjacent empty cell.
(diagonally) over an enemy stone landing on the immediate
empty cell. The jumped stone is captured and the other player
must drop an off-board stone (if any) on an empty cell (in
fact, he can only drop on cells diagonally connected to those
were the other stones are - so in a checkered board, the
players only use the squares of the same color).
- A player wins by capturing all enemy stones.
There's a website
with information about the game (in Dutch). I wish to thank Hans
Bodlaender for translating the rules. This is a reconstruction of a
game described by Murray in his A history of board games other than
chess played by the Queah in Liberia.