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Alquerque de Nueve DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Southern Europe, Western Europe

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Space, Line


Alquerque de Nueve is an alignment game that was played with dice, but which was incompletely described. It appears in the Libro de los Juegos of Alfonso X, where it is described briefly.


Three concentric squares, with lines connecting the midpoints of the sides. Nine pieces per player. Three six-sided dice. Players place pieces on the board according to the throws of the dice. When a player places three pieces in a row, they capture one of the other player's pieces.

Libro de los Juegos 92.



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Alquerque de Nueve.lud


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Murray 1951: 45-46.

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Golladay, S. M. n.d. Alfonso X’s Book of Games. Translated by Sonja Musser Golladay.

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



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