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Les Pendus DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Europe, Western Europe

Category Board, Space, Line


Les Pendus is a game of alignment from France. It comes in a three-in-a-row variant and a five-in-a-row variant. It is unknown how old these games are in France, but the boards on which they are played have been common since the Roman (three-in-a-row) or medieval (five-in-a-row) period.


3x3 board with diagonals. Three pieces per player. Players take turns placing their pieces. Once all pieces have been placed, they may move a piece to any unoccupied spot. The first player to align their three pieces in a row along one of lines on the board is the winner.

Kraitchik 1948: 290-291.

These rules were taken from the Les Pendus ruleset.

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Les Pendus Rules for Les Pendus.
Five in a Row Played on an Alquerque board, five pieces per player, must make five in a row.

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Murray 1951: 39.

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Kraitchik, M. 1948. Mathematical Recreations. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

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

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