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Evidence for Paumecary

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1556
Type Rules text
Location England
Date 1300-01-01 - 1399-12-31
Rules Played on a board with 12 points per side, divided in half. Play occurs only in the top right quadrant of the board. Fifteen pieces per player. Two six-sided dice. A double throw grants the player another throw. Players enter their pieces according to the throws of the dice, and they must use the entire value of a die to place or to move a piece. When all of a player's pieces are one the board, they may bear off their pieces with throws equal to the number of remaining spaces, plus one. If a piece lands on a point with a single piece belonging to the opponent, the opponent's piece is removed from the board and must re-enter. The player who bears off all their pieces first wins.
Content "6.2.3. England (14th c.): Paumecary (K.158b). Two dice; doublets give a second throw. Played by two persons or sides of two or three persons when all of those on one side and then those on the other side play in succession. Play is confined to af. Men can be piled and blots can be taken and then must re-enter. When either side has entered all its men, it proceeds to bear them, and when it has borne all its men, it proceeds to help bear the other side's men, smacking the loser's hands once for each of their men os borne." Murray 1951: 120 relaying information from King's Manuscript 13 A XVIII, now in the British Library.
Confidence 100
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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