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Evidence for Cab e Quinal

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1470
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. One player places all of their pieces on the sixth point of one of the quadrants of the board, and the other player places all of their pieces on the fifth point of the same quadrant. Three six-sided dice. Players move the pieces along the same track around the board, which ends on the quadrant on the other side of the board from the starting quadrant. When a piece is moved to a space occupied by a piece belonging to the opponent, the opponent's piece is sent back to the starting point. The first player to bear off all of their pieces from the board wins.
Content "This game they call cab e quinal (alongside fives) There is another game of tables that they call cab e quinal and it has this name because all thirty pieces are put in one table of the four tables of the board. The fifteen that are of one colour on the six-point and the other fifteen on the five-point that is beside it. And the player on five is to roll first because if the player on six which are one point ahead of him played first, they would have two advantages, the first one point which they are ahead and the other rolling first. And they play in this way, they should bring themselves around through the other points of the tables of the board to the other table which is across from and on the same side of the bar as the one where they were set up and from there they should be borne off. And if any of them are should be hit in bringing them around they should return and enter with them on the points of the table where they began, if they should find (those points) empty or with blots or on top of their own, as many as can be. And in this way the game of cab & quinal with three dice differs from the game of emperador." Gollday's translation of Alfonso X's Libro de los Juegos 77, accompanied by an illustration of two men playing with the starting position and 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.

Id DLP.Evidence.1471
Type Ethnography
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 dice are throw on each turn. Players choose a value from one to six, which will be considered the value of a third die. One player places fourteen pieces on the sixth point of one quadrant, and one on the point directly opposite it on the other side of the board. The other player places fourteen pieces on the fifth point of the same quadrant as the fourteen of the other player, as well as one on the fourth point in that same quadrant.Players move the pieces along the same track around the board, which ends on the quadrant on the other side of the board from the starting quadrant. When a piece is moved to a space occupied by a piece belonging to the opponent, the opponent's piece is sent back to the starting point. The first player to bear off all of their pieces from the board wins.
Content "However if some wish to play it with two dice and count the other die as of whatever number they might agree upon and that they put as if the third die said six, it is set up in this way: they are to put the fourteen pieces on the six-point and the other one of that same colour ahead on the other six-point [of that table that is across from and on the same side of the bar as it]. And the other fifteen pieces they are to put fourteen of them on the five-point and the other one on the four-point that is next to it. And the movement and the capturing of these pieces is to bring themselves around just like the other game that we described above that is similar to this, that is played with three dice." Golladay's translation of Alfonso X's Libro de los Juegos 77, accompanied by an illustration with two men playing with the starting position and two 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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