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Ferses (Farisia, Fierges)DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

Category Reconstruction, Board, War

Description

Ferses is a game known from medieval Europe. The name is related to the Ferz, the piece in Shatranj that became the Queen in Chess. It has been considered an early version, or ancestor, of Draughts.

Rules

Twelve pieces per player. Pieces move forward one space diagonally. Pieces may be promoted. Players lose when all of their pieces are taken.

Ludeme Description

Ferses.lud

Concepts

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Reference

Murray 1951: 74-75.

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Sources

Chaucer, G. 1369. Book of the Dutchess.

de Reiffenberg, B. 1838. Chronique rimée de Philippe Mouskes. Brussels: M. Hayez.

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

Identifiers

DLP.Games.756


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