Lian Poh 01

This post showcases a game known as “Lian Poh” or 连宝. It is a Hokkien term and is sometimes called “Ewok” in Kelantan (Malaysia). It is an uncommon item to find in modern times, but used to be very popular among Hokkiens. It has no limit to the number of players in each game. To commence a round, the dice (Poh) is placed into the box (Poh Kam). Before the box fully closes, it is shaken. The box is then spun around. The betting factor is which side of the staking board will be opposite the “通” character.

 

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