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Að Elta Stelpur (Ad elta stelpur, Chasing the Girls)

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Northern Europe

Categories

Board, War.

Description

Að Elta Stelpur ("Chasing the Girls") is an Icelandic game played on a Backgammon board. It is known since the late nineteenth century, but earlier references in literature may allude to the game.

Rules

Played on a standard Backgammon board. Six pieces per player. Pieces begin the game, one on each point on the left half of the player's side of the board. Pieces move in an anti-clockwise direction for both players. Two six-sided dice are rolled. When a 6 is rolled, the player moves two pieces six places. If this is on the player's first turn it must be the two pieces furthest to the left. If a 1 is rolled, the player moves one piece one spot. If doubles are rolled, the player moves twice the normal roll, and plays again. When one player is reduced to a single piece, it moves only to a consecutive corner space with the roll of each 1, or two corner spaces with the roll of each 6, doubling still applies. The first player to capture all of the opponent's pieces wins.

Arnason and Davidsson 1888-1892: 316-317.

Origin

Iceland

Ludeme Description

Ad elta stelpur.lud

Reference

Fiske 1905: 353-354; Murray 1951: 121.

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Sources

Arnarson, J and O. Daviðsson. 1888-1892. Islenzkar Gatur, Skemantir, Vikivakar og Þulur. Copenhagen: S. L. Möllers.

Fiske, W. 1905. Chess in Iceland and in Icelandic Literature with Historical Notes on other Table-Games. Florence: The Florentine Typographical Society.

Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.173

BGG.13760

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