See also:ancient French
See also:game, said to have been derived from the Greeks, very popular at the close of the
See also:middle ages . It was played on a piece of card-
See also:board upon which was
See also:drawn a fantastic
See also:scroll, called the jardin de l'Oie (
See also:garden), divided into 63 spaces marked with certain emblems, such as dice, an
See also:inn, a
See also:bridge, a labyrinth, &c . The emblem inscribed on 1 and 63, as well as every ninth space between, was a goose . The
See also:object was to
See also:land one's
See also:counter in number 63, the number of spaces moved through being determined by throwing two dice . The counter was advanced or retired according to the space on which it was placed . For instance if it rested on the inn it must remain there until each adversary, of which there might be several, had played twice; if it rested on the
See also:head the player must begin over again; if it went beyond 63 it must be retired a certain number of spaces . The game was usually played for a stake, and
See also:special fines were exacted for resting on certain spaces . At the end of the 18th century a variation of the game was called the jeu de la Revolution FranQaise .
GOOSE (a common Teut. word, O. Eng. gOs, pl. ges, G...
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