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Alquerque de Nueve DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Southern Europe, Western Europe

Category Reconstruction, Board, Space, Line

Description

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

Rules

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.

Origin

Spain

Ludeme Description

Alquerque de Nueve.lud

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Reference

Murray 1951: 45-46.

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Sources

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.

Identifiers

DLP.Games.817


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