A version of the game formally adopted by Henry VIII and played by Shakespeare
. At this time, the underground was far smaller than at present and so the playing area also was more restricted, primarily due to plague.
The standard companion to this game is the Arden Edition of the Tudor Court Rule Book, which states that "At the passing of the Cod Piece, 'tis the holder who may nominate, except when out of Croop."
Historical Note: Scholars may note that a common tactic during a Tudor Court Rules game was the cross-hatch.
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