Hare games are two-player that were popular in medieval northern up until the 19th century. In this game, a hare is trying to get past three dogs who are trying to surround it and trap it. The three dogs are represented by three pieces which normally start on one end of the board, and the hare is represented by one piece that usually starts in the middle of the board or is dropped on any vacant point in the beginning of the game.
Hare games are similar to and hunt games. One side has more pieces than the other with the larger side attempting to hem in the smaller side. The smaller side though is usually compensated with more powers. Where Hare games differ is that the hares can only move forward or sideways, and not backwards. The hunters in the Bear games can move in all directions.
Vf Editor. Furthermore, the dog in the Hare games cannot capture any of the hares, unlike the tigers, leopards, jaguars, and foxes in the hunt games which can capture their respective prey counterparts. There are several different Hare game boards depending upon the country of origin. Many preferred the narrow double-ended spearhead-like boards with orthogonal and diagonal lines running through them.
Here's a first playable version of Fox & Hounds. The Hounds win when the Fox has no available moves. Every game has a winner, there are no draws. FOX and HOUND. This is a fast paced game (usually) with lots of sprints and excitement. Can be like chess on wheels, a challenge mentally as well as physically.
There were several variations on this design. However, one in Denmark used a round board, and another design is found in Latvia.
Hare games are referred to by different names. In 19th century France, a hare game that was popular among the military was called The Soldiers' Game. The dog is sometimes referred to as a hound, and hence the alternative title to this game as Hare and hounds. Other names are French Military Game, Game of Dwarfs, The Devil among tailors, and Trevolpa or Volpalejden.
Black Ts Software Irctc on this page. As the rules of the game are simple to program, there are many electronic implementations of the game. The second link below allows you to play this game. In this computer game, the hares and hounds are reversed.
Instead, it is the hounds attempting to surround and immobilize the hare. Contents • • • • • • • • • Goal [ ] The three hounds attempt to surround and immobilize the hare. The hare attempts to pass the hounds, and/or reach the other end of the board.
Equipment [ ] There are a variety of Hare game boards. The more common one is a two-ended spearhead-like board with orthogonal and diagonal lines running through it. Three pieces representing the hounds are of one color, and one piece representing the hare is of another color. Gameplay and rules [ ] • Players decide which animal to play. Depending on the versions, the hounds will usually be placed on one end of the board while the hare will be placed in the middle of the board or dropped onto any vacant point on the board in the first move. • It is unknown exactly which animal traditionally starts first, and it may actually depend on which Hare game version is played, or perhaps there was no traditional first player, and it was up to the players themselves to decide who goes first.