background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


Home Games Forum Downloads References Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map Ludemes About

Evidence for Laquet

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1474
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 fourteen of their pieces on the first point of the table to their right closest to them, with the other piece on the point opposite it on the other side of the board. The Other player places three pieces on each of the four spots following the spot with the other player's fourteen, two on the spot following this, and one on the opposite end of the row of spots where the opponent's single piece is located. Two six-sided dice. Players move along the spaces of the board toward the spot where the first player's single piece is located, and from there they bear off. Pieces cannot be hit as in similar games. If a player cannot play a throw, the opponent may play it. The first player to bear off all of their pieces wins.
Content "This game they call laquet (the quest).33 There is another game of tables that they call laquet and it is played with two dice and set up in this way, fourteen pieces of one colour are placed in one table of the board on the one-point and the fifteenth is placed on the one-point of34 the other table which is across from it on the same side of the bar. And the other fifteen pieces are placed in this way, fourteen in the same table where the other fourteen are on the six-point, two on the five-, four-, three- and two-points each one of these points three pieces. And the fifteenth in the third table on the one-point and there they are arranged. And in this game the pieces do not hit one another. And the roll that one player cannot use; the other player is to use it. And he who first should bear off from that table where they should be arranged wins the game. And this game is now newly found and it does not agree with [the game of] its [same] name according to the other ancients. Note: ff. 79 – 79v are missing in the facsimile. Their illustrations will be added if they appear online." Golladay's translation of Alfonso X's Libro de los Juegos 78, accompanied by an illustration with two women playing the game with the starting position and two dice.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite, Nobility
Genders Female
Source Golladay, S. M. n.d. Alfonso X’s Book of Games. Translated by Sonja Musser Golladay.

     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council