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Diversité des wari Classification des différentes règles de jeu selon des critères techniques (The Diversity of Wari Games: A Classification of the Various Rules According to Technical Criteria)
Patrick Deshayes, Véronique Gautheron and Assia Popova
Cahiers d'Études Africaines
Vol. 16, Cahier 63/64 (1976), pp. 461-466
Published by: EHESS
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4391474
Page Count: 6
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It is impossible to consider the many different rules of various wari-type games as variants on a simple common basic game. The criteria used in order to build up a provisional classification are the technical rules (pawn-taking, permitted tricks and strikes, etc.), first because they are all important in the actual playing of any game, and then because they almost automatically imply other special characteristics. While these criteria are open to discussion they still are precise enough to enable a coherent allocation of the various particular games in the suggested table.
Cahiers d'Études Africaines © 1976 EHESS