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Southwest Asia


Also known as Qirkat, originated in the Islamic world. First mentioned in the 10th Century by Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani. The first rules are found in Alfonso X's Libro de los Juegos in 13th century Spain. Board consists of 5x5 intersecting lines with diagonals. Pieces are placed on the intersections and can move along the lines. Each player has 12 pieces. Pieces can move to one adjacent point. They can capture an opponent's piece by jumping them if the opponent's piece is adjacent and the next point in that direction is empty. If a capturing move is possible it must be made. The goal is to capture all of the opponent's pieces. Considered to be an ancestor of draughts and many other games worldwide that interacted with Islamic peoples or the Spanish.

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