Kalah
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Definition

Kalah is a game that has a board and 36 seeds. The board has 6 houses on each side and a store at each end. In order to win the game, you need to capture more seeds than your opponent. Variations exist to Kalah, but this is the set of rules defined by Wikipedia

Rules

1. In a game with 36 seeds, at the beginning of the game, 3 seeds are placed in each house. The winner of the previous game generally starts the next game.
2. Each player controls the 6 houses and their seeds on his side of the board. The number of seeds in the store to the player's right is his score.
3. Players take turns by sowing seeds. On a player's turn, he removes all seeds from 1 of his houses and moves counter-clockwise, dropping 1 seed in each house in turn, including his own store but not his opponent's.
4. If the last sown seed lands in the player's store, the player gets another turn. There is no limit on the number of moves a player can make on his turn.
5. If the last sown seed lands in 1 of the player's empty houses and the opposite house contains seeds, both the last seed and the opposite seeds are placed into the player's store.
6. When a player no longer has any seeds in any of his houses, the game is over. The other player places all of his remaining seeds in his store, and the player with the most seeds in his store wins. If both players have an equal number of seeds, the game is a tie.

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