The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

miscellaneous papers, notebooks and letters on Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower, 1937-1947

caption: games: kaisang, taoki and kaina
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: "Kaisang"
text: SKETCH
text: Players put out counters alternately; player getting 3 in a line (as noughts & crosses) removes opponents' piece from board.
text: Moves made along straights and diagonals; "jumps" to take opponent's men.
text: 1. "Fighting-Eating", "War" 16 v 16.
text: "Kaina"2. Men hunting Tigers. 16 men v 2 Tigers.
text: SKETCH
text: Board set for 1)
text: (AA) Used only for 1)
text: Opening move to B, B, as strongest position. C.C.must always be filled, or B-C-X move possible.
text: Kaina - name of the game.
text: 1) Teokang doaba.
text: 2) Hradi Ranna
text: "Taoki"
text: Object is to bottle up opponent, as in 2). Moves made along lines only, alternate turns as to draughts & Kaina. No jumping allowed.
text: SKETCH
text: 2) White is bottled up, can make no further move.
text: SKETCH