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Los Doze Canes (Los Doze Hermanos)

Leaderboard

Period(s)

Medieval

Region(s)

Southern Europe, Western Europe

Categories

Board, Race, Escape.

Description

Los Doze Canes is a race game related to other European Tables games. It was played by children. It is described in the Libro de los Juegos of Alfonso X.

Rules

2x12 board, divided in half. Spaces on each side take the form of semi-circular sockets, into which the pieces fit. Twelve pieces per player. Two dice. Players move according to the number on each die by moving one piece the value on one die then another piece the value on the other die, or by moving one piece the value of one die and then the value of the other. Each player enters their pieces into their home section of the board (to the left of one player, to the right of the other player, and move pieces along a horseshoe-shaped track around the board toward the other player's home space. At the beginning of play, the first player will choose one quadrant of the board, and the goal of the game will be for one player to move two pieces onto each of the six places in that quadrant. When a piece lands on a space occupied by a single piece of the opponent, the opponent's piece is removed from the board, and must be reentered.

Libro de los Juegos 73-74.

Origin

Spain

Ludeme Description

Los Doze Canes.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 120.

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Sources

Golladay, S. M. n.d. Alfonso X’s Book of Games. Translated by Sonja Musser Golladay.

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

Identifiers

DLP.Game.618

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