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...

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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