Bao Kigogo
First Description: Martin
Klamroth, 1911
Cycles: Two
Ranks: Four
Sowing: Multiple laps
Region: Tanzania

Bao Kigogo is played by the Gogo in the Dodoma Region of central Tanzania. The game was first described by the German Lutheran missionary Martin Klamroth in 1911 who oberved it near the village of Mpapua.

The game appears to be closely related to Bao Kiarabu.


The game is played like Hawalis except for the larger board and the starting position, which is shown below.


Initial Position


Klamroth, M.
Afrikanische Brettspiele. In: Archiv für Anthropologie: Zeitschrift für Naturgeschichte und Urgeschichte des Menschen 1911; 10: 196-202.


© Ralf Gering
Under the CC by-sa 2.5 license.

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