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Game of the Goose

Period

Modern

Region

Description

The Game of the Goose is a simple race game, but was one of the most popular games in early modern Europe. It is one of the earliest printed games, which likely led to its popularity.

Rules

Players move according to the roll of dice. On certain spaces players may lose a turn, move backwards, roll again, move ahead, or move doubly. The first person to reach the final space wins.

Origin

Italy

Ludeme Description

Game of the Goose.lud

Variants

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Sources

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

Seville, A. 2019. The Cultural Legacy of the Royal Game of the Goose: 400 years of Printed Board Games. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Statuta Argentae e veteri manuscripto codie nunc primum edita.1781. Ferrare: Typografia Camerali.

Reference ID

DLP.Game.126

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