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Alea Evangelii (Alea)

Leaderboard

Period(s)

Medieval

Region(s)

Northern Europe

Categories

Board, War, Tafl.

Description

Alea Evangelii is a game that was discussed in Corpus Christi College Manuscript 122, dated to the twelfth century CE and probably written at Bangor Abbey, Ireland. The document illustrates the board with pieces on it and provides an ecclesiastical explanation for the board with reference to the Christian Gospels. It seems to be a Christian justification for an earlier game, which appears to have been similar to other known tafl games. Modern scholars have suggested that the author of the manuscript may have made several errors in reconstructing the board and the placement of the pieces.

Rules

18x18 board. Markings in the corner squares. 69 or 72 pieces. One king piece. King piece begins in the center.

DLP evidence.

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Suggested rulesets
Cyningstan Suggested ruleset from Cyningstan.

Origin

British Isles

Ludeme Description

Alea Evangelii.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 61.

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Sources

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

Robinson, J. A. 1923. The Times of St. Dunstan. London: Oxford University Press.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.361

BGG.33693

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