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Peg Solitaire

Period

Modern

Region

Northwest Europe

Description

Peg solitaire is a single-player game attested in Europe since the seventeenth century. There are two board variations, "European" which is hexagonal with three spaces per side and "English" which has the central hole in each of the six sides of the hexagon removed. Spaces take the form of holes in which pegs are inserted.

Rules

Play begins with all holes filled except the central hole. The player moves a peg by orthogonally jumping an adjacent peg and removing it from the board. The goal is to remove all but one peg, leaving it in the central hole.

Origin

Europe

Ludeme Description

Peg Solitaire.lud

Variants

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Sources

de Berey, Claude Auguste. 1687. Portrait of Anne Chabot de Rohan Princesse de Soubise.

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

Reference ID

DLP.Game.100

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