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Barail DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Southern Europe, Western Europe

Category Reconstruction, Board, Race, Escape


Barail is a European Tables game played in sixteenth century Italy.


Backgammon board. Fifteen pieces per player. Three six-sided dice. Both players proceed in the same track, which goes from one left-hand point in the corner of the board in an anti-clockwise direction, ending at the point opposite it. One player has one piece on the tenth point and fourteen on the eleventh; the other has fifteen on the twelfth point. Players bear off from the end of the track.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Reconstructed rulesets
Barail1 Reconstructed with Ludii
Barail2 Reconstructed with Ludii
Barail3 Reconstructed with Ludii
Barail4 Reconstructed with Ludii
Barail5 Reconstructed with Ludii
Barail6 Reconstructed with Ludii
Barail7 Reconstructed with Ludii
Barail8 Reconstructed with Ludii
Barail9 Reconstructed with Ludii
Barail10 Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules from DLP evidence.



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Parlett 1999: 79.

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



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