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Evidence for Pareia de Entrada

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Id DLP.Evidence.1473
Type Rules text
Location Alfonso X
Date 1283-01-01 - 1283-12-31
Rules 2x12 board, divided in half. Spaces on each side take the form of semi-circular sockets, into which the pieces fit. Fifteen pieces per player. Two or three dice. Both players enter their pieces into the same quadrant of the board, and move pieces along a horseshoe-shaped track around the board toward the quadrant on the opposite side of the board. When a piece lands on a space occupied by a single piece of the opponent, the opponent's piece is returned to the starting quadrant. When all of the dice present the same number, the player receives another turn. The player to bear off all of their pieces first wins.
Content "This game they call the pareia de entrada (paired entry) There is another game that they call pareia de entrada that is played with three or two dice in this way. The players who play this game should have their pieces outside of the points and place them in one of the four tables of the board upon which they agree as in doce canes. And he who first places them there should bring them through the tables of the board to the other table that is across from it on the same side of the bar and there he is to place them if he can and bear them off. And if each player in bringing his tables to the table where they are borne off, they hit one of them, it should return to that table where they were first placed. And he must strive to bring it as fast as he can to that table where they are to be borne off. And he that should bear them off the fastest will win the game. And so much of an advantage has either one of the players who rolls the same number on the three or two dice, because he is to move the entire roll as soon as he rolls the doubles or triples. And in addition it is to be his turn to roll again. And because in the beginning of this game they enter their pieces as in doce canes and after when they roll a double they are to complete it all, therefore they call this game pareia de entrada." Golladay's translation of Alfonso X's Libro de los Juegos 76-77, accompanied by two men playing the game with three dice on the board.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite, Nobility
Genders Male
Source Golladay, S. M. n.d. Alfonso X’s Book of Games. Translated by Sonja Musser Golladay.

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