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Alquerque (Alquerque de Doze, Qirq)
Ruleset: Alfonso X


See the game Alquerque for more details.


From Alfonso X's Libro de los Juegos.


These are the earliest rules given for Alquerque, called "Alquerque de Doze" in the Libro de los Juegos written by Alfonso X in Spain.


The board consists of 5x5 intersecting lines with diagonals. Pieces are placed on the intersections and can move along the lines. Each player has 12 pieces. Pieces can move to one adjacent point. Captures can be made by hopping over an opponent's piece. The goal is to capture all of the opponent's pieces.


Libro de los Juegos 91-92.

Other Rulesets

Described rulesets
Covarrubias Described by Covarrubias.

Suggested rulesets
Murray Rules given by H. J. R. Murray.



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