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Ghazal is a culturally significant game of the Mürad Empire which is played across the Àterac Desert. Invented sometime around 190 BBB, the game was originally played with stones and a carved wooden top. However, more modern versions have seen the top made out of clay, metals, or even precious gems. Modern games have replaced the sticks with many things, from stones to candies to even gold!
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Ghazal (خازال, ''khasal'')'' ''is a popular game played by both children and adults among the [https://lcrp.fandom.com/wiki/M%C3%BCrad_Empire Amurayyad Empire]. Invented by an anonymous peasant sometime around 190 BBB, the game originally only required a handful of stones and a carved wooden top – however, modern ghazal games can be played with numerous different materials and rules depending on preference and skill level. The most common form of the game among the average citizen is played with a meleke top and with coins to bet with, though among the nobility and within ghazal-specific shops, you can commonly find tops made of precious gemstones, and bets made with unrefined nuggets of gold or, in some instances, entire life savings.
   
In the game, a small four sided spinning top is placed in the middle of a few players. Each player gets 5 tokens (Whether it be twigs, stones, gold, or other small items.), and for every one player a token is placed in the pot. Before a spin of the Ghazal, each person calls a color (Either White or Gold), as two sides on the Ghazal are white and the other two or gold. Whatever color it lands on determines the actions of the players. If the top lands on your color, then you take one token from the pot. If it doesn't, then you put one in. The game ends when either one person has all of the tokens, or the pot is emptied and the players count their tokens (The winner being the one with the most). However, this depends on the players themselves.
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The game is played using the four-sided ghazal top, with two sides painted white and the others painted gold, which, after the group huddles into a circle, is placed in the centre of the arena. Each player receives five tokens, or simply whatever is being betted, and one token for every player is placed into the "pot."
   
With the game, children often have memorized a popular song by the same name as the game. The song goes as follows:
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Before spinning the ghazal top, each player forfeits one of their own tokens into the pot and calls out a colour. If the top lands on the colour a player has called out, they take one token from the pot. If otherwise, the player must forfeit another token into the pot.
   
Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal
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The steps are repeated until either the group agrees to end the game (in professional games, a time limit of fifteen minutes is typically enacted), or one player possesses all of the tokens.
   
Ghazal shaata al
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Though the game is primarily popular with adults, children have taken upon the game themselves, and along with it, a popular nursery rhyme has developed to accompany the spinning of the top. The chorus, which is simply repeated indefinitely, goes as such;
   
Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal
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'''Saram-Amurayyad Script'''
   
Ghazal shaata al
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خازال ,خازال ,خازال ,خازال
   
Je shaatan on Ghazal al
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.خازال زىبئر دون
   
Maahatu on Ghazal
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.زا ىل-خازال دون زىبال
   
Hanaa on lienne al chiniqu
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 .ىل-خازال اباىىىا
   
(Translation)
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ىزاماك وىى ازمون
   
Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal
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خازال ,خازال ,خازال ,خازال
   
Spinning wooden Ghazal
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.خازال زىبئر دون
   
Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal
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'''Saram-Amurayyad Romanization'''
   
Spinning wooden Ghazal
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''Khasal, Khasal, Khasal, Khasal,''
   
I spin the wooden Ghazal
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''Khasal sipır dun.''
   
Landing the Ghazal
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''Sa il-khasal dun sipal.''
   
Watch the piece of wood winning
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''il-Khasal apanyya.''
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''İsamak uyy asmun.''
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''Khasal, Khasal, Khasal, Khasal,''
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''Khasal sipır dun.''
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'''Translation'''
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''Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal''
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''Spinning, wooden Ghazal.''
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''I spin the wooden Ghazal.''
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''The Ghazal lands.''
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''Watch it win.''
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''Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal,''
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''Spinning, wooden, Ghazal.''

Latest revision as of 06:26, September 24, 2019

Ghazal (خازال, khasal) is a popular game played by both children and adults among the Amurayyad Empire. Invented by an anonymous peasant sometime around 190 BBB, the game originally only required a handful of stones and a carved wooden top – however, modern ghazal games can be played with numerous different materials and rules depending on preference and skill level. The most common form of the game among the average citizen is played with a meleke top and with coins to bet with, though among the nobility and within ghazal-specific shops, you can commonly find tops made of precious gemstones, and bets made with unrefined nuggets of gold or, in some instances, entire life savings.

The game is played using the four-sided ghazal top, with two sides painted white and the others painted gold, which, after the group huddles into a circle, is placed in the centre of the arena. Each player receives five tokens, or simply whatever is being betted, and one token for every player is placed into the "pot."

Before spinning the ghazal top, each player forfeits one of their own tokens into the pot and calls out a colour. If the top lands on the colour a player has called out, they take one token from the pot. If otherwise, the player must forfeit another token into the pot.

The steps are repeated until either the group agrees to end the game (in professional games, a time limit of fifteen minutes is typically enacted), or one player possesses all of the tokens.

Though the game is primarily popular with adults, children have taken upon the game themselves, and along with it, a popular nursery rhyme has developed to accompany the spinning of the top. The chorus, which is simply repeated indefinitely, goes as such;

Saram-Amurayyad Script

خازال ,خازال ,خازال ,خازال

.خازال زىبئر دون

.زا ىل-خازال دون زىبال

 .ىل-خازال اباىىىا

ىزاماك وىى ازمون

خازال ,خازال ,خازال ,خازال

.خازال زىبئر دون

Saram-Amurayyad Romanization

Khasal, Khasal, Khasal, Khasal,

Khasal sipır dun.

Sa il-khasal dun sipal.

il-Khasal apanyya.

İsamak uyy asmun.

Khasal, Khasal, Khasal, Khasal,

Khasal sipır dun.

Translation

Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal

Spinning, wooden Ghazal.

I spin the wooden Ghazal.

The Ghazal lands.

Watch it win.

Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal, Ghazal,

Spinning, wooden, Ghazal.

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