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Evidence for Diagonal Draughts

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1618
Type Contemporary text
Location England
Date 1805-01-01 - 1805-12-31
Rules 10x10 board, 20 pieces per player, arranged on the dark squares, leaving the diagonal from bottom left to top right empty, with each player's pieces on opposite sides of it. Pieces move diagonally one or can jump an opponent's adjacent player to capture it. Pieces can move forward or backwards. When a piece reaches the opposite edge of the board from its starting position, it becomes a king and can may move and jump over any number of spaces diagonally. Captures are compulsory and the maximum number of jumps must be made. Winning is achieved by capturing all the opponent's pieces or by blocking them from moving.
Content "In the Diagonal game, the Pawns are so arranged that the middle line is vacant at the beginning, instead of the two parallel lines which are usually so." Twiss 1805: 173.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite
Genders Male
Source Twiss, R. 1805. Miscellanies in Two Volumes. London: Twiss.

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