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Hyvn ætter Hare (Hyvn aetter Hare)





Northern Europe


Board, Hunt.


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.


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.



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Hyvn aetter Hare.lud


Michaelsen 2014: 204.

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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.



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