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The game of trictrac is a parlour game of chance and reason between two players, which used to be practised mainly by the nobility : Knights and Clerks during the Renaissance and later by the aristocracy, particularly at the celebrated Courts of mainland Europe. In France it became one of the favourite games of the higher classes in the XIXth century. Then its popularity fell off.

It ranks in the class of race games and the subclass of table games, being related to backgammon ("toute-table" or "royal tables"), "révertier", "jacquet", "plakoto", "tavla", "puff", etc.

Its most distant forefathers were "senet", "royal game of Ur", "duodecim scripta", "tabulae", which used to be played in Antiquity. Later came "nard" and "tocadille" ("toccadiglio")...

The bibliography that is proposed here will be completed according to the new references and new information. There will be several parties. Links to notes (in french, sorry) are accessed by these buttons : top

Last update : January 2016.

Some historians showed a particular interest in these games :

Among the most notable :

But we can't but notice that Anglo-saxon authors (with the exception of FISKE) never took much interest in trictrac, which they did not play and very often mixed up with backgammon.

The manuscript on games by Alfonso X el Sabio (1283) should also be consulted, as well as various works and publications by Edward FALKENER, Stewart CULIN, Jack BOTERMANS, Giampaolo DOSSENA, Pierre BERLOQUIN, Jean-Marie LHOTE, Jean-Michel MEHL, Elisabeth BELMAS, Urbain FALIGOT and many others to whom I apologise for not mentioning their names here.
A special attention to Thierry DEPAULIS for his fruitful research, particularly that concerning the origins of trictrac, and for its bibliography.

Other written forms and appellations of the game :

Tric-trac, tric trac, tric et trac, tricque-trac, trique-trac, trictracq, trictract, triquetraque, triquitraque, tricque et trac, tictac, tic et tac, tique taque, tick-tack, ticktack, ticke tacke, trick-track, grand trictrac, grand triktrak, tricche tracche, tricchetracche, trichtrach, dickedack...

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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TRICTRACtrictrac.org

FIRST PART : MAIN TREATIES

1. JOLLIVET, Euverte de, Sieur de Votilley :trictrac.org

2. Unknown Author :

3. Unknown Author :

4. SOUMILLE, abbé Bernard-Laurent :trictrac.org

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6. Unknown Author :

7. FALLAVEL, J. M. :trictrac.org

8. GUITON, Nicolas aîné :trictrac.org

9. LEPEINTRE-DESROCHES, Pierre-Marie-Michel :trictrac.org

10. LELASSEUX-LAFOSSE, Julien Alexandre Monique :trictrac.org

SECOND PART : SECONDARY MANUALS

11. VANDERHEID, VAN TENAC, DELAUNEY, ÉZÉCHIAS, ... :trictrac.org

 

 

 

 

12. TOURANGIN, Jean :

13. BRIÈRE, Gaston :trictrac.org

14. BORENTAIN, Henri :trictrac.org

15. Collective :

16. FALIGOT, Urbain :trictrac.org

ADDENDA

ROBBE, Jacques :trictrac.org

DESHAYES, alias SEYAHSED :trictrac.org

TROUSSET, Jules alias MOULIDARS, T. de :trictrac.org

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