background Ludii Portal
Home of the Ludii General Game System


Home Games Forum Downloads Concepts Contribute Tutorials Tournaments World Map Ludemes About

Jeu de Renard DLP Game   


Period Modern, 1600s

Region Southern Europe, Western Europe

Category Board, Hunt


The Jeu de Renard is a hunt game played on a Draughts board from early modern France. This is the standard version, where one fox plays against twelve hens.


8x8 Draughts board. One player plays with a single fox, the other with twelve hens, played on the white squares. The hens begin on the first three rows; the fox may begin on whatever spot the player chooses. Hens move one space forward diagonally, the fox moves one space diagonally forward or backward. The fox may capture a hen by hopping over it to an empty space diagonally on the other side of it. The hens win by blocking the fox from being able to move; the fox wins by capturing all the hens.

Mallet 1668: 445-447.



Ludeme Description

Jeu de Renard.lud


Browse all concepts for Jeu de Renard here.


Murray 1951: 106.

Evidence Map

1 pieces of evidence in total. Browse all evidence for Jeu de Renard here.

Click on any marker or highlighted region to view the evidence relating to it.
To view all regions, please select it from the category options below.

Evidence category:

Evidence coloured based on:

Map style:


Mallet, P. 1668. Le jeu des dames. Paris.

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



     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1, 6229 EN Maastricht, Netherlands Funded by a €2m ERC Consolidator Grant (#771292) from the European Research Council