I'm trying to identify the first character in this image:

unknown character followed by "口棋"

If it helps, the pronunciation is meant to be "pong" (the whole phrase is Cantonese "pong hau kei"). I've tried looking through some Jyutping dictionaries for "pong" but I can't figure out if any of the characters match – the right-hand side seems to be significantly simplified in the handwritten version.

I believe the following two characters are "口棋", and the whole phrase is the name of a simple game.

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I have found this word. Please refer to: Simplified -- Traditional

Simplified as [䦁] while Traditional as [𨧜]

  1. 粵語:bong1, not "pong"
  2. English Meaning: a broad hoe, a mattock
  • Thanks very much! That also matches another similar name which is "鋤棋" where 鋤 is also "hoe".
    – porges
    Commented Jun 7, 2017 at 2:01
  • link Visit this website and search "邦". This page is using a, uhm... so called "character separation" method to let user to search for uncommon Chinese Character. You're welcome! While 鋤 does have many meanings: 鋤大弟 -- some kind of poker card game name, 鋤草(Cantonese) same as 除草 (Mandarin) -- weeding [USING spade / hoe], 鋤死你(警察用語) -- phrase / term used by police means that police will find sufficient evidence to prove someone is / was committing a crime or breaking the law.
    – Jacky X.
    Commented Jun 7, 2017 at 2:15

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