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Evidence for Kiôz

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Id DLP.Evidence.1238
Type Contemporary rule description
Game Kiôz
Location Palestine
Date 1694-01-01 - 1694-12-31
Rules 4x22 board. 22 pieces per player, four kings and eighteen regular pieces. Kings have no difference in movement or power than regular pieces. Moves are determined by four two-sided sticks, black on one side and white on the other. The moves are determined by the number of white sides that land face up: 1=1 plus another turn, known as tab. 2=2, 3=2, 4=6 and another turn, 0=4 and another turn. To begin, a player must roll tab to move their first piece, and every tab after that must be used to move a piece which has not moved yet. Pieces move in a boustrophedon pattern, beginning from left to right in the origin row. The pieces may only enter the furthest row one time, and may not continue to move in it if there are still pieces in the player's home row. Otherwise, the player may move from row three to row two and continue to circulate there. Multiple pieces cannot occupy the same space. When a player's piece lands on a space occupied by an opponent's piece, that piece is captured. The player to capture all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "De ludo Kioz. His ludus dictus Lusus Al-Kioz, (i.e. Nucis, ut verbatim sonat,) ab Arabibes Palaestinae exercetur in Tachta seu Tabella feriatim perforata quadruplici serie Foraminum ad excipiendum erectos Paxillos Lusorios Capitibus fere rotundis ad instar Nucum, (unde forte Nomen) wui pro Regibus et Militibus habentur: sed ab Hierosolymitannis Arabibus vocantur kelb seu canes. In singulis quatuor ordinibus, Foiraminum numerus est 22 Pro Militibus movendis, loco tesserarum, jaciuntur (fere ut in Tabiludio) acuta Lignicula, quae propter sonum quem jactata et collisa edunt, vocantur Saphacat, i.e. Resonantia. Tabellae forma talis est. Luditur fere eodem modo ac in Tabiludo: fed inter Ludendum loco vocabuli Tab, exclamatur Kioz i.e. Nux juglans. In eo sunt 4 Reges nomine tenús: nam nullius sunt usus plus quam alii Milites: nodosis tamen capitibus Racemos seu Mori fructum aemulantibus distinguuntur a reliquis: Reges enim Nuci seu Globulo superadditum habent Trinodium seu Racemum; Militum autem Globulo unus Apex seu Nodulus superadditur. Inter ludendum vero nec Reges nec Milites cumulari possunt, cum sint ad formam Paxillorum in Tabellae foramina inferendorum, ut erecti consistant. Regum forma supra Tabellam, Militum infra Tabellam cernitur. " Hyde 1694: 223-224.
Confidence 100
Source Hyde, T. 1694. De Ludis Orientalibus Libri Duo: Historia Nerdiludii, hoc est Dicere, Trunculorum, cum quibuidam aliis Arabum, Persarum, Indorum, Chinensium, & aliarum Gentium Ludis tam Politicis quam Bellicis, plerumque Europae inauditis, multo minus visis: additis omnium Nominibus in dictarum Gentium Linguis. Ubi etiam Classicorum Graecorum & Latinorum loca quaedam melius quam hactenus factum est explicantur. Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano.

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