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I was just given this game from a box in my grandmothers house and we have no idea what it is. We think there may be some pegs missing and it uses a round solitaire board with two sets of pegs.

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  • If you could provide some pictures of the game it would help a lot – Joe W Jul 6 '18 at 17:07
  • Just added one, i meant to but forgot to upload one – Peat Jul 6 '18 at 17:08
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    Strongly suspect it is just European/French peg solitaire. The two colors of pegs are likely just aesthetic, as is common. As you say, you do appear to be missing a peg (probably white). – johnjon Jul 6 '18 at 17:23
  • @johnjon looks like one, but the holes are not arranged in a cross fashion... this one seems to have additional holes, and looks more like an octagon. Perhaps a variation of peg? – DarkCygnus Jul 6 '18 at 20:19
  • Google "French peg solitaire" and you'll see many, many examples of boards just like this one. – johnjon Jul 6 '18 at 22:39
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It’s the French and Swedish version of (Peg) Solitaire.

https://www.mastersofgames.com/rules/solitaire-rules.htm

The Rules of Solitaire

Equipment

The game of Solitaire is most commonly played on a 33 point board (as pictured above left) in a cross shape with 32 pegs, marbles or pieces. In France and Sweden a 37 point board is more common with 36 pegs, marbles or pieces.

Solitaire can also be played on other shapes of board - two of the most interesting are a 41 point board (take the 33 point board and add 3 extra points at the 4 ends of the cross) and the 45 point board (take the 37 point board and add a single point in the middle of each of the 4 square ends - to makes a square).

Preparation and Objective

The game is set up so that pieces fill every hole except the middle hole.

The objective is to remove every piece except one, with the final piece ending up in the centre hole. Solitaire is played by one person and is therefore technically not a game at all, but a puzzle.

Basic Play

The player makes successive capturing moves, removing a single piece each turn until is it impossible to make any more capturing moves.

Each turn, the player captures a piece by jumping over that piece orthogonally (not diagonally) from one adjacent point to the vacant adjacent point on the other side.

Therefore, the first turn can be made only by jumping a piece into the middle hole from one of 4 possible points.

Advanced Play

Once you have mastered the basic game, target a different hole as the hole that the final piece should finish in. You can also aim to get certain patterns of pieces left over.

Interestingly, it has been deduced that the 37 point board is less complex than the 33 point board.

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