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Trinidad and Tobago – Play Whe – Chinapoo – Whe Whe

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In ancient pastime, Play Whe was known as Chinapoo; a numbers game played by persons who where influenced by intutition , superstition, dreams and caprice.

Brought to Trinidad by Chinese immigrants, Play Whe was traditionally called “Whe Whe”.
No longer in its original form, it has been creolised, acquiring words (marks) like Jamette (#16 : Low Class Man or Woman), Crapaud (#13 Frog), Corbeau (#11: Vulture), Coco Bay (#24: Eye Infection ro Leprosy, from the name of the bay at Chacachacare where there was once a leper colony).It has retained one Chinese word, albeit corrupted, ‘Tie Pin’, correctly T’ai P’ing (#12: Heavenly Kingdom).

The Symbol of Play Whe is a drawing of the Chinaman jumbie, or Chinapoo.
His anatomy is divided into some 36 segments, Each marked with either mark, partner or spirit numbers, depending on the chart.

Trinidad and Tobago – Play Whe – Chinapoo – Whe Whe Website playwhe In ancient pastime, Play Whe was known as Chinapoo; a numbers game played by persons who where influenced by intutition ,

NLCB Results

Lookup the last draw’s winning number on the 1/16 Play Whe chart below, and play the numbers associated with it. Each number is a member of 3 groups of numbers on the chart. For example, the number 10 can be play with 25 and 2 from the first group, 18 and 33 from the other group and 31 and 23 from another group.

Below the Play Whe 1/16 Chart, there are stories that can be associated with the number groups. If you experience any of the stories in everyday life, you can play the numbers associated with the story.

Groups Groups
1 16, 29 19 34, 11
2 17, 30 20 35, 12
3 18, 31 21 36, 13
4 19, 32 22 1, 14
5 20, 33 23 2, 15
6 21, 34 24 3, 16
7 22, 35 25 4, 17
8 23 ,36 26 5, 18
9 24, 1 27 6, 19
10 25, 2 28 7, 20
11 26, 3 29 8, 21
12 27, 4 30 9, 22
13 28, 5 31 10, 23
14 29, 6 32 11, 24
15 30, 7 33 12, 25
16 31, 8 34 13, 26
17 32, 9 35 14, 27
18 33, 10 36 15, 28

Play Whe 1/16 Chart Stories

1-16-29

1 Centipede(bar), 16 Jamette, 29 Opium Man(drunkard)

Drunk man with Jamette at a bar.

2-17-30

2 Old Lady, 17 Pigeon (young girl), 30 House Cat(house)

Old lady living with young girl in a house

3-18-31

3 Carriage (hearse), 18 Water Boat (coffin/hole), 31 Parson Wife (praying)

A funeral. Only the dead person is missing.

4-19-32

4 Dead Man, 19 Horse (danger), 32 Shrimps (bullet)

A shootout ending in death.

5-20-33

5 Parson Man, 20 Dog (bandit), 33 Spider (money)

The parson earns money from funerals.

6-21-34

6 Belly(hole), 21 Mouth (hole), 34 Blind Man(cemetery)

The dead is about to be buried.

7-22-35

7 Hog, 22 Rat, 35 Big Snake

Big snake looking for food: rat and hog.

8-23-36

8 Tiger(quarreling), 23 House, 26 Donkey

Quarrelling going on in a house, behaving like a jack-ass.

9-24-1

9 Cattle (milk), 24 Queen, 1 Centipede (light)

Queen/mother in the limelight.

10-25-2

10 Monkey (boy child), 25 Morocoy (fire), 2 Old Lady

Quarrelling with mischievous boy child.

11-26-3

11 Corbeau, 26 Fowl, 3 Carriage (egg)

Birds laying eggs.

12-27-4

12 King (saga), 27 Little Snake (road), 4 Dead Man

A sweetman is a dead man walking.

13-28-5

13 Crapaud (girl child), 28 Red Fish (receiving gift), 5 Parson Man

Parson in a christening, receiving gift for the child.

14-29-6

14 Money, 29 Opium Man (drunkard), 6 Belly (hole)

Drunk man wasting his money.

15-30-7

15 Sick Woman (pregnant woman), 30 House Cat (crying),7 Hog (old man)

Woman crying. She’s pregnant for an older man.

16-31-8

16 Jamette, 31 Parson Wife (big jamette), 8 Tiger(bad/quarrelling)

Two bad jamettes in a showdown.

17-32-9

17 Pigeon (young girl), 32 Shrimps, 9 Cattle (milk)

Promiscuous, well-endowed girl.

18-33-10

18 Water boat (river), 33 Spider (net, crab, shrimp), 10 Monkey (boy child)

Boy playing by the river, catching crab and shrimp.

19-43-11

19 Horse, 34 Blind Man (visitor), 11 Corbeau (police)

Policeman on top horse, controlling the crowd.

20-35-12

20 Dog, 35 Big Snake (road), 12 King (inspector, doctor)

Big man walking his dog on the road.

21-36-13

21 Mouth (talking), 36 donkey (laughing), 13 Crapaud (girl child)

Girl child talking and laughing her head off.

22-1-14

22 Rat (thief), 1 Centipede (small gun, knife, stick), 14 Money

23-2-15

23 House (hospital), 2 Old Lady, 15 Sick Woman

Sick old woman in the hospital.

24-3-16

24 Queen, 2 Carriage (car), 16 Jamette

Big time jamette in a fancy car.

25-4-17

25 Morocoy (fire), 4 Dead Man (coffin), 17 Pigeon (crowd)

Crowd at a cremation.

26-5-18

26 Fowl (priest), 5 Parson Man, 18 Water Boat

Priests on a journey.

27-6-19

27 Little Snake, 6 Belly (hole), 19 Horse (danger)

Horsewhip snake hiding in a hole.

28-7-20

28 Red Fish (drinking rum), 7 Hog (sick/full bag), 20 Dog (boy child)

Young man is drunk.

29-8-21

29 Opium Man (drunkard), 8 Tiger ( quarrelling, temper), 21 Mouth

Drunk man with a foul mouth.

30-9-22

30 House Cat, 9 Cattle (meat, milk), 22 Rat

Rat and cat stealing food: meat and milk.

31-10-23

31 Parson Wife (jamette), 10 Monkey (boy child), 23 House

Big jamette with young man inside a house.

32-11-24

Shrimps (male genitals), 11 Corbeau (pants), 24 Queen

High society woman having an affair.

33-12-25

33 Spider (bed), 12 King (saga boy), 25 Morocoy (fire)

Sweetman hot like fire in bed.

34-13-26

34 Blind Man, 13 Crapaud (hiding), 26 Fowl (crowd)

Blind man peeping at crowd, pretending to be blind.

35-14-27

35 Big Snake (long road), 14 Money, 27 Little Snake (short road)

Money in the road.

36-15-28

36 Donkey (female genitals), 15 Sick Woman, 28 Red Fish (blood)

Lookup the last draw's winning number on the 1/16 Play Whe chart below, and play the numbers associated with it. Each number is a member of 3 groups of numbers on the chart.