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Hyvn ætter Hare (Hyvn aetter Hare)

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Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Northern Europe

Categories

Board, Hunt.

Description

Hyvn ætter Hare is a blackade game played on Funen Island in Denmark. One player plays as the hare, and the other as three hounds, which attempt to trap the hare.

Rules

Square board, divided into eight equal triangles, and a circle around the square, touching it at the corners, One player plays as the hare, the other player as three hounds. Players take turns placing one of their pieces on the board. When a player has placed all their pieces, they move to an adjacent empty spot. When the hounds block the hare from being able to move, the hounds win.

Kristianssen 1937: 30.

Origin

Scandinavia

Ludeme Description

Hyvn aetter Hare.lud

Reference

Michaelsen 2014: 204.

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Sources

Kristiansen, M. 1937. "Gamle Sandsager." Fynsk Hjemstavn: 29-30.

Michaelsen, P. 2014. "Haretavl - Hare and Hounds as a Board Game." In M. Teichert (ed.), Sport und Spiel bei den Germanen: Nordeuropa von der römischen Kaiserzeit bis zum Mittelalter. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.507

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