hist-games: Early Polyhedral Dice?
Alexx S Kay
alexx at TheWorld.com
Sun Dec 2 15:38:24 PST 2001
> I was recently reading "Games Gods and Gambling A History of Probability and
> Statistical Ideas" by F. N. David. A history and it mentions a 20-sider made
> of rock crystal in the Louvre, but doesn't mention a probable date for it.
> (Probably for divination rather than gaming?) It seems to me in some book I've
> read also mention of some Roman-era polyhedral dice in the British museum.
> Does anyone have more info on these possible early higher number dice?
kkI don't know about those specifically, but I recall a board-and-dice
game based on an astronomy theme that called for a 7-sided die. Haven't
got a reference to hand, but it might ring bells for someone...
Opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily those of my employers
alexx at world.std.com
"In my hovel, books are definitely in as decor: as wall-coverings,
table-coverings, bed-coverings, under-the-bed-surprises,
what's-this-under-the-cushion, and of course, cat perches."
More information about the hist-games