hist-games: card games--Naib/ganjifa and Zodiac

Adrian Seville A.H.Seville at city.ac.uk
Tue Jan 2 01:59:12 PST 2001


Dear Sally,

Your problem with Bell is that you have the UK edition.  The US edition 
comes in a slip case with the extra sheets - which are very beautiful and not 
covered elsewhere in the book. Sorry!

Adrian Seville

From:           	SEDWilkins at aol.com
Date sent:      	Thu, 21 Dec 2000 00:31:18 EST
Subject:        	Re: hist-games: card games--Naib/ganjifa and Zodiac
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> Thierry and Trevor-
> 
> thank you so much for the ganjifa references! I was sure there must be
> some games, not just a lot of intriguing art associated with them!
> 
> Chas-thanks for the Zodiac information. Indeed, my copy of Bell, purchased
> used, has none of the loose plates--but I'm really surprised it wasn't
> mentioned in the index, either. What else am I missing, I wonder? I
> figured the loose pages were simply usable "boards" for some of the games
> described elsewhere in the book. 
> 
> The picture came up fine from the link you gave 
> (http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Gorge/3154/Zodiac.html), although
> backing it to it from the backgammon book page it still doesn't load.
> Weird. 
> 
> While you're in a fixing mode, you might want to know that the of the
> links in the table at the bottom of the page only "links" and "dice" seem
> to work. The others all bring me to Yahoo's OOPS page.  (Then again, maybe
> you *don't* want to know this.)
> 
> Sally W
> 
> 
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