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Grand Dog-Gone Oh-Wah-Ree → German.

Grand Dog-Gone Oh-Wah-Ree
Inventor: Alex Randolph, 1962
Variant of Obridjie
Ranks: Two
Sowing: Multiple laps
Region: USA

Grand Dog-Gone Oh-Wah-Ree is an Obridjie variant created by Alex Randolph, a famous American game inventor, in 1962. The game was sold as part of a larger series called "Oh-Wah-Ree", which has become a treasured collector's item today. The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company published several editions between 1962 and 1968.

The game can be played by two, three or four players.


The game has almost the same rules as Obridjie.


Initial Position (Two-person Game)

The only differences of the two-person game are as follows:

  • If a player captures some counters, he also captures their holes. He may start a future move from them and his opponent can capture their contents and regain their ownership. The ownership of a hole is marked by a bead of a certain color (blue, red, green, etc.).
  • The game is played in rounds. The winner of the previous round gets one hole from his opponent, which is marked as his own. This must be the opponent's left-hand hole. The rounds end when a player has got 11 holes or the players agree to end the match.


Randolph, A.
Grand Oh-Wah-Ree. 3M Company, St Paul MN (USA) 1962.


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