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Ordo – Traditional Kyrgyz Game​.

Ordo is one of the most widespread games in Kyrgyzstan, having survived from ancient times to the present day. The word “ordo” refers to the general headquarters of the khan’s palace, and the game itself reproduces the fight to conquer the general headquarters.

Ordo is a kind of military map, which warriors used to learn how to defeat an enemy. A circle drawn on the ground represented the state territory, and rivals used this to work out the plan of battle. Knocking the khan out of the circle meant dethroning the ruler and winning the game.

The basis of this game lies in the skill of leadership according to righteous inner reason, a trait necessary for those in power (or in the middle of the circle).

The team is made up of 10 people: 7 players, 1 substitute, 1 coach, and 1 leader.

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