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Cercar La Liebre (Catch the Hare)DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Southern Europe, Western Europe

Category Board, Hunt


This game is documented in Alfonso X's Libro de los Juegos. It is one of the earliest hunt games that has documented rules, and was played in thirteenth century Spain.


One player is the rabbit, and the other player plays with twelve other pieces. They may also play with either ten or eleven pieces instead of twelve. The pieces move along the lines. The goal is to corner the rabbit so that it cannot move. The rabbit may hop over the other pieces to capture them. The rabbit wins by reducing the opponent to nine pieces.

Libro de los Juegos 92.

These rules were taken from the Alfonso X ruleset.

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Alfonso X Described in El Libro de los Juegos.
Murray Suggested by H. J. R. Murray.



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Murray 1951: 99

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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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