Alquerques is a classic game from the ancient Middle East. It is a fun and easy-to-learn ancestor of the game of checkers (and other jump-and-capture games). Average game play is 20 minutes.
A game called “Qirkat” was first mentioned in the 10th century by Abu al-Faraj in his 24-volume work, The Book of Songs. When the Moors invaded Spain, they brought this game with them, and by the 13th century, “El-quirkat” became very popular. It was played in the court of King Alfonso the tenth of Castile, and still popular in various forms throughout the Mediterranean region, and beyond.
Made in the USA for two players age 6+.