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Evidence for International Draughts

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.822
Type Contemporary text
Location 51°29'54.44"N, 0° 7'35.38"W
Date 1733-09-15 - 1733-09-15
Rules Name of the game.
Content First mention of Polish Draughts in the London periodical The Craftsman, 15 September 1753, promising a future article on Polish Draughts that never appeared: "where you will see the whole board engaged in the important business of making Kings. There you may observe the whole Art of Intrigue and Bribery, Fraud and Force. This is a game of skill, but more confused and irregular than that of Chess." Quoted in Murray 1951: 80
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press., Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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