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Photo shows the board at the end of the first stage of play for four players.
The Conspirators is a French game of the very late eighteenth century, probably played on both sides of the channel during the Napoleonic Wars.
The game is played on the intersections of a 16 x 16 squared board. It can be played by two players, with twenty pieces on each side; or by four players, with ten pieces each. The pieces have to escape to the thirty-nine marked sanctuaries on the board’s periphery. The player who manages to get all of his men away to safety first wins.
Leather board, 18" x 18", with wooden pieces, which are supplied in a leather pouch. With rules and historical notes.
Playing pieces of beech wood
Twenty each of natural and black pieces
Ten each of red and blue pieces
Pieces supplied in a leather pouch
Historic Period or Date:
Late seventeenth to eighteenth century
Materials and Special Features:
Beech wood pieces
Leather drawstring pouch
Unusual among historic strategy board games in being playable by more than two players