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Tawlbwrdd DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Northern Europe

Category Board, War, Custodial

Description

Tawlbwrdd is a game in the tafl family mentioned in Peniarth Manuscript 158, describing a portion of the game as played in Wales during the sixteenth century.

Rules

11x11 board. One player plays with a king piece and twelve defenders, the other with 24 attackers. The king piece begins on the central space with the defenders surrounding it, and the attackers in the central five spaces of each outer edge, and one in the central spot in front of each of these lines. Captures are made when a piece is caught between two opposing pieces.

These rules were taken from the Historical Information ruleset.

All Rulesets

Suggested rulesets
Cyningstan Rules from Cyningstan.

Incomplete rulesets
Historical Information Rules form DLP evidence.

Origin

Wales

Ludeme Description

Tawlbwrdd.lud

Concepts

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Reference

Murray 1951: 62-63

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Sources

Gwenogvryn, E (ed.). 1899. Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language. Vol. I Part II. Peniarth. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode.

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

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Identifiers

DLP.Games.387


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