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Evidence for Daldøsa

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1499
Type Ethnography
Game Daldøsa
Location Jaeren
Date 2001-01-01 - 2001-12-31
Rules 3x12 board, with the outer rows of holes slightly curved to form the appearance of an arc. Twelve pieces per player, which start the board in each of the holes in the outer row belonging to a player. Two four-sided dice, marked 2-4 and "X" for 1. The throw of double 1s gives the player an extra throw. 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. A piece cannot be moved until it is "activated" with a throw of 1. When a piece is activated, it is rotated 90 degrees and moved one space. One player moves from left to right in their row into the central row, moving right to left down it and when reaching the end of the central row, proceed into the opponent's row, and move from left to right in it, returning to the central row upon reaching the end. The opponent follows the same track, except moving from right to left in their row. Opponent's pieces are taken when a player's piece lands in the same spot as the opponent's piece. When in the opponent's row, the player my captured as many pieces of the opponent as hypothetically allowed by the dice. Players may not move one of their pieces past one of their other pieces. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content Description and discussion of Daldøsa and its history. Næsheim 2001.
Confidence 100
Source Næsheim, A. 2001. Daldøsa: An old Dice Game with an Obscure Origin. Board Game Studies 4: 9-14.

Id DLP.Evidence.1500
Type Ethnography
Game Daldøsa
Location 58°36'32.52"N, 5°38'31.51"E
Date 1900-01-01 - 1915-12-31
Rules 3x12 board, with the outer rows of holes slightly curved to form the appearance of an arc. Twelve pieces per player, which start the board in each of the holes in the outer row belonging to a player. Two four-sided dice, marked 2-4 and "X" for 1.
Content "Martin Reiestad, who was born in 1900, told us that in his childhood a very old daldøsa board was kept in the attic, and it looked exactly like a boat." With reconstruction drawing. Næsheim 2001: 12, Fig. 4.
Confidence 100
Genders Male
Source Næsheim, A. 2001. Daldøsa: An old Dice Game with an Obscure Origin. Board Game Studies 4: 9-14.

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