The Classic Jeu Du Roi Game
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The Classic Jeu Du Roi Game
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Originating in Germany in 1858, this wooden Jeu Du Roi game challenges players to knock over enemy pieces using a spinning top that autonomously moves around the gameboard through doorways cut into the partitions.

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$169.95
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Originating in Germany in 1858, this wooden Jeu Du Roi game challenges players to knock over enemy pieces using a spinning top that autonomously moves around the gameboard through doorways cut into the partitions. Made from beech sanded smooth so that every piece of the gameboard dovetails squarely together for a seamless fit, the game is played by positioning each "knight" on pre-determined locations and placing the "king" in the central "castle." The top is spun by pulling a wound string as it is released onto the gameboard. Players decide the number of rounds and points are awarded according to how many knights are knocked over en route to "slaying" the king. Ages 8 and up.