hist-games: Question about a dice game

Susan and Michael McKay seaan at concentric.net
Mon May 7 22:26:53 PDT 2001


Forwarded from a list member...

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Teceangl's  rules are excellent. The game is also sometimes known as 
the Round Dozen. Most versions display the numbers up to nine but 
they can also be through twelve. I think the larger spread plays 
better.  It does not need special equipment and can be played by 
drawing the numbers on a sheet of paper.

Games of the World edited by Frederic Grunfeld shows a very 
interesting and intricately carved box from Africa that uses sliding 
panels to keep track of the numbers covered. It also shows  a plate 
from a Spanish medieval manuscript  of some gentles throwing dice 
into a box and claims this is an ancestor to Shut the Box (page 143). 
Anyone have more info on this?


Frank Kaehler
Game*Alot Toys & Games



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