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Coyote is a game said to have been played in Mexico in the late nineteenth century. It is unknown if it is still played now. It is a hunt game similar to those played around the world, and particularly close to the Spanish game Cercar la liebre.


To be reconstructed. Presented rules from Murray 1951: Played with the rules of De Cercar la Liebre on a board where many of the diagonals are eliminated, except for those which are part of the diagonals of the entire square of the board. One player plays with one piece "presumably the coyote," the other with the other twelve pieces, placed on intersections of the lines. Pieces move to an adjacent intersection connected to the present position by a line. The "coyote" may take the opponent's pieces by hopping as in English draughts. The goal of the coyote is to capture all of the opponent's pieces; the other player's goal is to block the coyote so it cannot move.


Mexico? Spain?

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Murray 1951: 99

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Culin, S. 1898. Chess and Playing-Cards. Washington: Government Printing Office.

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

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