hist-games: FW: Question about a dice game

Susan and Michael McKay seaan at concentric.net
Wed May 2 20:10:57 PDT 2001

Forwarded mail from a non-list member.  I've seen it played at the local
Renaissance fair, but have no idea of its history (was it really played in
England during the Renaissance?).  Does someone have a write-up for the
rules or history of the game?

Michael McKay  (known in the SCA as Seaan McAy)

PS: Be glad that the list does not allow mail from non-members.  I get to
check through all the spam looking for messages like this.  The record so
far is 11 spam messages in one day.

-----Original Message-----
From: AGTownsend at aol.com [mailto:AGTownsend at aol.com]
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 7:29 PM
To: owner-hist-games at pbm.com
Subject: Question about a dice game

I recently bought a very pretty dice game that looks like this a walnut tray
about the size of a legal paper in-box the numbers 1 - 9 along one long
they can be covered with walnut flaps. A green baize dice throwing area
covers about 2/3 of the box. This is a crude representation of the game.
<------- 17" -------->
|1| 2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9| ^
|                       | 11"
|                       |
-----------------------| v

Any idea what this game is called and what the rules are?


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