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Greenwood version of an ancient game

Postby mstibs » Sun May 20, 2012 11:08 am

This is something I wanted to do for a while. I read a lot about the game Senet from the egypt pharaos. It's the predecessor of Backgammon. Today I got some time, some hazel rods and a spruce plank (the spruce is a bad decision for carving, anyway, it does what it should). And I had to try out my new carving tools. This is the result in a quite poor quality but good enough to play and as an example.
Size of the plank is 32x15.5 cm, the carved board for the game is 30x9 cm.
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The four cleaved little branches replace the dice, and here are the rules: and the board layout:
For the Germans: (rules and board layout).
Saxons. Were good wood-turners, they had to be because they were poor potters...from "A Short History of Woodturning with the Pole-lathe" by Brian G. Howarth; My bilingual (de/en) Blog:
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Re: Greenwood version of an ancient game

Postby bulldawg_65 » Sun May 20, 2012 10:02 pm

Nice Job Stibbs... That seems to be an interesting if somewhat complicated game........ :D
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