Alquerque

Alquerque

Players 2
Length 5-20 minutes
Equipment Required standard piecepack, gameboard from rules
Designer Traditional / Jessica Eccles
Version 1.1
Version Date2016-12
License Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0

Description

Alquerque (also known as Qirkat) is a strategy board game that is thought to have originated in the Middle East. It is considered to be the parent of draughts (US and South Africa: checkers) and Fanorona.

Rules

The gameboard looks like this

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One player uses the coins of the astronomical suits (Suns and Moons) and one player uses the rule suits (Arms and Crowns), or if you have two piecepacks you could each have one suit.

Before starting, each player places their twelve pieces in the two rows closest to them and in the two rightmost spaces in the center row. The game is played in turns.

The goal of the game is to eliminate the opponent's pieces.

The game is won when either:

License

This document uses material from the Wikipedia article Alquerque, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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