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Pentalpha DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Europe

Category Puzzle, Planning


Pentalpha is a solitaire game played on Crete in the early twentieth century.


The board is a five-pointed star. The player has nine pieces. The player attempts to place all the pieces on the board. The player choses a point, then moves the piece two spaces in a straight line. The piece may move through a spot occupied by another piece, but must land on an empty space. The player wins by successfully placing all nine pieces.

Murray 1951: 28.



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

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