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Evidence for Barail

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.2038
Type Contemporary rule description
Location Italy
Date 1275-01-01 - 1299-12-31
Rules Backgammon board. Fifteen pieces per player. Three six-sided dice. Both players proceed in the same track, which goes from one left-hand point in the corner of the board in an anti-clockwise direction, ending at the point opposite it. One player has one piece on the tenth point and fourteen on the eleventh; the other has fifteen on the twelfth point. Players bear off from the end of the track.
Content Rules for Barail as reported in a late thirteenth-century manuscript (Ms National Library Florence, Banco Rari, 6 p. 2 no. 1) by Murray: "6.2.13. Italy. Barail...Three dice. Both players have E af, M amnz, B tz. C has one man on k and fourteen on l; D has fifteen on m." Murray 1951: 122.
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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