# The Printable Game of the Goose

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## 1. How to play the Game of the Goose

Description by Dagonell the Juggler

The game was invented for Francesco de Medici, who gave it to Phillip II of Spain. Any number of players may participate, however more than six tends to be impractical. It is strictly a game of chance and children can compete on an equal basis with adults.

The board is a spiral race course with both reward and penalty squares. Players advance by rolling dice and moving their marker that number of spaces. First player to arrive at the center, square sixty-three (63), by exact count wins. If the final dice roll is too high, the player must move his piece forward to the last square and then backwards until the full count is reached.

Only one player may occupy any space on the board. If you end your turn on a square occupied by an opponent, that player goes back to the square you started your turn from.

Squares five (5), nine (9), fourteen (14), eighteen (18), twenty-three (23), twenty-seven (27), thirty-two (32), thirty-six (36), forty-one (41), forty-five (45), fifty (50), fifty-four (54) and fifty-nine (59) have a goose on them. If you land on one of these squares, you again move the number of spaces on your die roll, in the direction you are currently moving. The sole exception to this rule is a nine on the opening move which would send the player straight to the finish. On an initial roll of six and three, the player advances to square twenty-six (26). On an initial roll of four and five, the player advances to square fifty-three (53). The squares have no special significance at any other time. A roll of nine at any other time in the game is played normally.

There are several other squares with additional features.

• Square six (6) is The Bridge and the player immediately advances to square twelve (12).
• Square forty-two (42) is The Maze and the player is sent back to square thirty (30).
• Square nineteen (19) is the The Tavern and the player loses two turns.
• Square thirty-one (31) is The Well. A player landing there must remain until another player lands on that square. The second player then remains there while the first player returns to the square the second player started that turn from.
• Square fifty-two (52) is The Prison which is played exactly the same as The Well.
• Square fifty-eight (58) is Death and the player starts over.