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Daldøs (Daldos)
Ruleset: Historical Information

Game

See the game Daldos for more details.

Period(s)

Modern

Summary

Rules from DLP evidence.

Description

These are the rules for Daldøs as known from the DLP evidence.

Rules

Three-row board, outer rows with sixteen holes and the central with seventeen. Sixteen pieces per player, which start the board in each of the holes in the outer row belonging to a player. Two four-sided dice. Players move their pieces according to the throws of the dice, moving one piece the value of one of the dice and another the value of the other die, or one piece the value of both dice. Players move from their row into the central row, and when reaching the end of the central row, proceed into the opponent's row. Opponent's pieces are taken when a player's piece lands in the same spot as the opponent's piece. Players may not move one of their pieces past one of their other pieces.

Concepts

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Reference

DLP evidence.

Other Rulesets

Scholarly rulesets
Østergaard and Gaston Rules proposed by E. Østergaard and A. Gaston.

Origin

Denmark

Identifiers

DLP.GameRulesets.754

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