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The game alquereque is a forerunner of draughts/checkers. It is played on a board like that displayed with the men moving on the lines rather than in squares as in draughts. Men are captured with a jump like in draughts, the goal being to capture all the enemy's men. The men in alquerque, which look like the men of the game halma, can move in all directions along the lines. The illumination shows the inital setup with only the centre point being vacant.
The Spanish word of "alquereque" is thought to be derived from the Arabian "el-quirkat" which is recorded in the 10th c. but of which the exact meaning remains uncertain.
For a short account of the rules of alquerque, see the Period