I found this home-made board amongst my father's possessions, it must use marbles but I have no idea how it is played. Can anyone throw any light on the subject?

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It looks like it's a version of Awithlaknannai, or given the number of segments more accurately Fighting Serpents (which is a translation of the name "Kolowis Awithlaknannai" anyway). It's an abstract game with rules similar to Checkers but, as you've noticed, a slightly odd-shaped board.

  • Thank you very much, I used Dr. Google and found the rules for fighting serpents, which as you said is a version of checkers. Cheers. :-)
    – Clive
    Jan 12, 2017 at 7:24
  • Great! You can mark my answer as correct by clicking on the check mark under the votes, that will help other people who come along later.
    – ConMan
    Jan 15, 2017 at 23:23

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