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Marelle Quadruple DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Europe, Western Europe

Category Board, Space, Line


Marelle Quadruple is an alignment game played in nineteenth century France.


5x5 intersecting lines, with diagonals in the quadrants. Five pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on the board. Once all of the pieces are placed on the board, players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot on the board. The player who places all five of their pieces in a line wins.

de Moulidars 1840: 100.



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Murray 1951: 50.

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de Moulidars, T. 1840. Grande encyclopédie méthodique, universelle, illustrée des jeus et des divertissements de l'esprit et du corps. Paris: Librairie illustrée.

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

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