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Evidence for Myles

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Id DLP.Evidence.1814
Type Rules text
Location England
Date 1300-01-01 - 1350-12-31
Rules 2x12 board, divided in half, where the spaces are rendered as points. Fifteen pieces per player. Two six-sided dice. Both players begin on the same side of the board, one player (who plays first) with five pieces on the rightmost point of the starting row, four on the fifth and sixth points and two in the eleventh point in the opposite row. The other player has three pieces each on the right five points in the second row.Players move according to the number on each die by moving one piece the value on one die then another piece the value on the other die, or by moving one piece the value of one die and then the value of the other. On each throw the player also plays a throw of 6 in addition to the throw presented by the dice. Pieces move in an anti-clockwise direction around the board. A piece cannot move to a point that is occupied by more than one of the opponent's pieces. If a piece lands on a point occupied by a single piece belonging to the opponent, the opponent's piece is removed from the board and must enter again from the leftmost point in the row where the pieces began. A piece may be borne off the board when a throw is greater than the number of points left on the board. The first player to bear all of their pieces off the board wins.
Content "England: name unrecorded but Strutt calls it Myles (K. 159b). Two dice and an invariable throw of 6 instead of the third die. Both players have E af; M amnz; B tz. C, who plays first, has five men on m, four on r and s, two on x; D has three on n, o, p, q, r." Murray 1951: 123 quoting Kings 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., Royal Mamuscript 13 A XVIII. British Library.

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