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Evidence for Nine Holes

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1661
Type Contemporary text
Location Isle of Man
Date 1699-01-01 - 1699-12-31
Rules 3x3 intersecting lines. Three pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing pieces on an empty spot on the board. When all pieces are placed, players alternate turns moving a piece to any empty spot on the board. The first player to place their pieces in an orthogonal row along the lines wins.
Content "the record of a Manx ecclesiastical court in 1699, punishing two men for 'Makeing Nine Holes with their Knives after Evening Prayers' (W. Cubbon, Times, 21 Nov. 1929)." Murray 1951: 39.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Spaces Inside, Public, Ritual
Genders Male
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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