Alquerque (Al-kirk) is a Moorish game that was introduced to Europe when the Moors conquered Spain. It was mentioned in the tenth century Arabic work, ‘Kitab al-Aghani’ and again in King Alfonso’s ‘Book of Games’. The game is much older than that though. Alquerque has been found in Egypt dating at least as early as 600BC. Alquerque boards can be seen carved into the stone slabs which form the roof of the great temple at Kurna, Egypt, which was built in 1400BC during the reign of Rameses I (of course, they might have been carved at any point since).This is a two-person strategy game.
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