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Alquerque de Tres

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Period(s)

Medieval

Region(s)

Southern Europe, Western Europe

Categories

Board, Space, Line.

Description

Alquerque de Tres is a simple alignment game described in the Libro de los Juegos of Alfonso X. The board on which it is played is found at Roman sites, and so it is possible that the game is much older. It is depicted as played by children.

Rules

3x3 intersecting lines, with diagonal lines of the board. Three pieces per player. players alternate turns placing a piece on one of the empty spots. The player who places their pieces in a line wins.

Libro de los Juegos 93.

Ludeme Description

Alquerque de Tres.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 41.

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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.Game.629

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