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Dablot Prejjesne

This game, which was discovered in Frostviken in Swedish Lapland, represents the struggle between landowners and the tribal Sami (Lapps).  The Sami king, prince and warriors face off against the landowner, his son and tenant farmers. The game is won when one player can no longer defend himself and resigns.  Pieces capture other pieces by jumping over them.  However, a piece cannot capture another piece above its rank.  How would you win this game?

How good is this game?
Dablot Prejjesne is an interesting game that can be good family fun. On the other hand, it is not very challenging and should not be confused with checkers. The rules are easy to understand, although the ending is a bit fuzzy.

30 x 26 cm. (11.8 x 10.2 inches) oak board with stained wood pieces.

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