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Qirq DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Africa, Western Asia

Category Reconstruction, Done, Board, Space, Line


Qirq is a simple game of alignment played in Southwest Asia. Though the game is of a type worldwide, and is likely older, This version is the earliest known name for the game.


Name of game. 3x3 intersecting lines. Pieces are placed on the lines.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

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Reconstructed rulesets
Qirq (Ludii 1) Reconstructed with Ludii
Qirq (Ludii 2) Reconstructed with Ludii
Qirq (Ludii 3) Reconstructed with Ludii
Qirq (Ludii 4) Reconstructed with Ludii
Qirq (Ludii 5) Reconstructed with Ludii
Qirq (Ludii 6) Reconstructed with Ludii
Qirq (Ludii 7) Reconstructed with Ludii
Qirq (Ludii 8) Reconstructed with Ludii
Qirq (Ludii 9) Reconstructed with Ludii
Qirq (Ludii 10) Reconstructed with Ludii

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information From DLP evidence.


Southwest Asia

Ludeme Description



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Murray 1951: 35.

Evidence Map

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

Rosenthal, F. 1975. Gambling in Islam. Leiden: Brill.



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