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Marelle Triple

Leaderboard

Period(s)

Modern

Region(s)

Southern Europe, Western Europe

Categories

Board, Space, Line.

Description

Marelle Triple is a game of alignment played in France. Described in the nineteenth century, it is played on a board common worldwide, with slight variations in the rules.

Rules

Three concentric squares, the corners and midpoints of the squares connected with lines. Nine pieces per player. Players alternate turns placing a piece on an empty spot on the board. When all of the pieces are placed, the players alternate turns moving a piece to an empty adjacent spot along the lines. During either phase, when a player places three of their pieces in a row along the orthogonal lines, the player removes any one of the opponent's pieces. When a player is reduced to four pieces, they may move a piece to any open spot on the board. The player who reduces the opponent to two pieces wins.

de Moulidars 1840: 99-100.

Origin

France

Ludeme Description

Marelle Triple.lud

Reference

Murray 1951: 46.

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Sources

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.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.807

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