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Paumecary DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Northern Europe

Category Board, Race, Escape


Paumecary is a European Tables game from fourteenth century England. Play is confined to one quarter of a typical board. Customarily, when a player wins, the game continues, with the winner helping the loser bear off their remaining pieces, smacking the loser's hands for each piece borne off.


Played on a board with 12 points per side, divided in half. Play occurs only in the top right quadrant of the board. Fifteen pieces per player. Two six-sided dice. A double throw grants the player another throw. Players enter their pieces according to the throws of the dice, and they must use the entire value of a die to place or to move a piece. When all of a player's pieces are on the board, they may bear off their pieces with throws equal to the number of remaining spaces, plus one. If a piece lands on a point with a single piece belonging to the opponent, the opponent's piece is removed from the board and must re-enter. The player who bears off all their pieces first wins.

Murray 1951: 120.



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Murray 1951: 120.

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

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