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Makvœr (Makvoer, Makvar)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Europe

Category Board, War, Leaping, Diagonal


Makvœr is a form of Draughts played in Denmark, known since the seventeenth century. It features orthogonal and diagonal movement, and the name suggests a relationship to Molkwerums Dans, or Frisian Draughts, in which pieces move similarly.


8x8 board, twelve pieces per player, arranged on the black spaces. Pieces move diagonally one space, or may hop an opponent's piece to capture it. Pieces may also capture orthogonally, but must remain on the black spaces. When a piece reaches the opponent's edge of the board, the piece becomes a "Dam," and may move diagonally or orthogonally any number of spaces, including to jump over one piece. The player who captures all the opponent's pieces wins.

Jörgensen 1802: 339.



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Murray 1951: 79.

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Jörgensen, S. 1802. Nyeste Dansk Spillebog. Copenhagen: J. S. Schubothe's.

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



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