Enclosure – "Rules for Cambelpuk" handwritten by RG

Rules for Cambelpuk
Two players, each[RG] with 8 marbles of the same colour and one of a different colour – called the 'vassals' and the 'cham' – arrange thier marbles in a[RG] squares, the Chams in the centres, facing each other at opposite ends of a solitaire board. Thus: [figure - figure – illustrative sketch of opposing 'teams' of marbles for cambelpuk game]
The object of each side is to move his pieces – along the usual lines marked on the solitaire board, in any direction, but[RG] one move or hop only at a time, alternately – in such a way that his own cham reaches 'cambelpuk'–[RG] the position originally occupied by the opposing cham. The game ends when this is accomplished, or one cham is killed. Killing is done by hopping over; but only a cham may kill a cham – as only a vassal may kill a vassal. A cham may harmlessly hop over an opposing vassal, if he pleases, or a vassal over an opposing cham; and pieces of the same side can hop over one another, harmlessly, if they please. A cham must hop over any enemy vassal, not previously next* to it: unless one of his own vassals can kill it first.
No player may repeat same two moves more than one repeat.
* next means in next square at right angles, ×××× [indecipherable]

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

People Mentioned

  • Robert

    Graves, Robert
    [1st person]. (1895-1985). Poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and author of his diary. eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.