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Jeu de Renard DLP Game   

Period Modern

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.



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Murray 1951: 106.

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

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

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