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Jänes Soppi (Symmetrical) (Janes Soppi (Symmetrical))DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Europe

Category Board, Space, Blocking


In this version of the blocking game known as Jänes Soppi both players have three pieces. It was played by children in Kärla, Estonia.


3x3 intersecting lines, with triangles extending on opposite ends of the large square and the central line extending to the apices. One player plays as three notched sticks, called hares, and the other as three sharp sticks, known as the hounds. Players alternate turns placing a piece on the board. When the players have placed all of their pieces on the board, they move one of their pieces to an empty adjacent spot along the lines. The first player to block their opponent from being able to move wins.

Michaelsen 2014: 207-208.



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Michaelsen 2014: 207-208.

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Kalamees, A. 1973. Eesti Rahvamänge. Tallinn: Kirjastus Eesti Raamat.

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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