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Evidence for Les Pendus

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1249
Type Contemporary rule description
Location France
Date 1948-01-01 - 1948-12-31
Rules 3x3 board with diagonals. Three pieces per player. Players take turns placing their pieces. Once all pieces have been placed, they may move a piece to any unoccupied spot. The first player to align their three pieces in a row along one of lines on the board is the winner. Larger version: Played on an Alquerque board. Five pieces per player. To win, a player must align their five pieces along one of the lines of the board.
Content "There are many variations of this game. n one, known in France as "les pendus" (literally, "the hanged", the pieces may be moved from any square directly to any other. The game may still be drawn. Another variation is played using 5 pieces of each color on the board obtained by forming a square from 4 ordinary hopscotch squares. In this game 5 pieces of one color must be aligned.
Confidence 100
Source Kraitchik, M. 1948. Mathematical Recreations. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

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