Dembee is a melody-based, interesting finger game which is widely spread among the Mongolians. Dembee is played between two counterparties by debating based on cantillating. The game rule is to guess and tell by scintillating the total.
There are other versions of Dembee playing differ by special melody stemming from techniques and manners of showing fingers or even using folk song melodies. Key factors to win in Dembee are the ability of showing (different) fingers of two hands simultaneously, acute eyesight, clear speech, listening and collecting and speed of finger and hand movement.
People think that playing dembee without airag makes bad luck. Dembee is not only a game but also an important part of Mongolian culture. It helps people to socialize, relax, and have fun.
Dembee is one of the most favorite games among Mongolians. Dembee players usually get together in the evening after dinner when everyone is free.
The game Dembee is not only popular in Mongolia but also played in other countries such as Tuva, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Dembee has many variations, each with its own rules.
The most common type of Dembee is played with six digits instead of four. In some variants, Dembee is played with two or three players. Dembee can be played with any number of people.
Dembee is a game that requires skill, strategy, and luck. The object of the game is to be the first player to reach the agreed-upon score. Dembee is usually played for fun, but it can also be played for money.
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