hist-games: chess-board w/ playing-cards

Chas historic at protocom.com
Wed May 13 10:42:10 PDT 1998

> 3. Inscribed on the board is a circle divided into four quardrants each
> of which is divided into twelve segments numbered 1 to 12, too.

I'll wager that the clock-like board in the center of this illustration (at: 
http://www.historicgames.com/gameseller.html ) may be related to Christian's 

I took it from "The World of Games," by Jack Botermans, 1989, but I've seen it in a 
number of games books.

MacGregor Historic Games.

Christian Joachim Hartmann wrote:
> I've come across a most unusual 'chess-board' with a number
> of puzzling features. I'd like to ask the subscribers of this
> group whether they got any ideas as to what this board was for
> and what games were played with it:
> In a book on the history of chess (see under) I found
> the following illustration:
> <http://www-public.rz.uni-duesseldorf.de/~hartmanc/public/brett.jpg>

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