hist-games: farkle

Teceangl tierna at agora.rdrop.com
Thu May 2 15:25:48 PDT 2002

> The commercially trademarked game "Snakeeye" is based on the 
> 	medieval game "Shut the Box"

Doesn't matter what a certain SCA games researcher thinks, the farthest
back Shut the Box can be reliably dated is the 18th century.
(I've seen what I think was his primary source and it claims the game
was played by Norman sailors.  Some forget Normandy still exists and
is still populated by people called Normans.)

- Teceangl
  A knowledge of Sanskrit is of little use to a man trapped in a sewer.

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