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Evidence for Daldøs

5 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1491
Type Contemporary rule description
Game Daldøs
Location 56°58'3.93"N, 8°29'8.39"E
Date 1855-01-01 - 1927-12-31
Rules Three-row board, outer rows with sixteen holes and the central with seventeen. Sixteen pieces per player, which start the board in each of the holes in the outer row belonging to a player. Two four-sided dice. Players move their pieces according to the throws of the dice, moving one piece the value of one of the dice and another the value of the other die, or one piece the value of both dice. Players move from their row into the central row, and when reaching the end of the central row, proceed into the opponent's row. Opponent's pieces are taaken when a player's piece lands in the same spot as the opponent's piece. Players may not move one of their pieces past one of their other pieces.
Content Detailed account of the rules and board of Daldøs as played in Thisted, Denmark, by Marie Katrine Bille, an elderly woman who had played the game as a child. Jansen 1927: 98-100.
Confidence 100
Ages Elder
Genders Female
Source Jansen, H. 1927. "Daldøs." Danske Studier, 97-100.

Id DLP.Evidence.1492
Type Artifact
Game Daldøs
Location 56°53'20.71"N, 8°47'33.35"E
Date 1831-01-01 - 1901-12-31
Rules Three row board, sixteen in the outer rows and seventeen in the central. Sixteen pieces per player.
Content Wooden Daldøs board owned by school teacher Mads Christian Søndergaard (1831-1900), in the Danish National Museum (3806/1955) in Brede. Three row board, sixteen in the outer rows and seventeen in the central. Sixteen pieces per player. Michaelsen 2001: Fig. 2.
Confidence 100
Social status Non-Elite
Genders Male
Source Michaelsen, P. 2001. "Daldøs: An almost Forgotten Dice Board Game." Board Game Studies 4: 19-31.

Id DLP.Evidence.1493
Type Artifact
Game Daldøs
Location 56°58'3.93"N, 8°29'8.39"E
Date 1850-01-01 - 1860-12-31
Rules Rules Three row board, sixteen in the outer rows and seventeen in the central. Sixteen pieces per player. Two four-sided dice, marked A, 2, 3, 4.
Content Wooden Daldøs board owned by Marie Katrine Bille, in the Thisted Museum; made in 1850-1860. Three row board, sixteen in the outer rows and seventeen in the central. Sixteen pieces per player. Two four-sided dice, marked A,2, 3, 4. Michaelsen 2001: Fig. 1.
Confidence 100
Ages Elder, Adult
Genders Female
Source Michaelsen, P. 2001. "Daldøs: An almost Forgotten Dice Board Game." Board Game Studies 4: 19-31.

Id DLP.Evidence.1494
Type Contemporary text
Game Daldøs
Location Bornholm
Date 1908-01-01 - 1908-12-31
Rules Name of the game.
Content "Daldos, kun i Talemaaden: spilla daldos, leve over Evne, slaae stort paa" Espersen 1908: 46.
Confidence 100
Source Espersen, J. 1908. Bornholmsk Odbog. Copenhagen: Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri.

Id DLP.Evidence.1495
Type Contemporary text
Game Daldøs
Location Fano
Date 1886-01-01 - 1886-12-31
Rules Name of game. Two players. Played with dice. Pieces placed on the board in holes.
Content "daldøs, no. daldøs (Fanø) spilles på oen d--braet, med taerninger, mellem to partier, som har forskellig maerkede småpinde i huller på braettet." Feilberg 1886: 174.
Confidence 100
Source Feilberg, H. 1886. Bidrag til en Ordbog over Jyske Almuesmål. Copenhagen: Thieles Bogtrykkeri.

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