"Jungle Game" Was Re: hist-games: farkle

Huette von Ahrens ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Sun May 5 20:19:07 PDT 2002


--- Huette von Ahrens <ahrenshav at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 20:17:51 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Huette von Ahrens <ahrenshav at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: "Jungle Game" Was Re: hist-games:
> farkle
> To: Harvester <harvester64 at yahoo.com>
> 
> 
> --- Harvester <harvester64 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >>>>>[ Wow! I've never heard of this one, and my
> son
> > loves Stratego.
> > I told him about this and he is very interested.
> > Does anyone have any
> > information about where I can get some details
> about
> > the Jungle Game?
> > ]<<<<<
> > 
> > http://www.chessvariants.com/other.dir/animal.html
> :
> > "Shou Dou Qi is an old Chinese game for two
> players.
> > One finds this
> > game under many different names, most common: The
> > Jungle Game, or
> > just Jungle. "
> > 
> > If you want one for your very own I would suggest
> > checking the
> > Chinese markets in your area (assuming that there
> > are any in your
> > area.)
> > 
> >  - Don Seagraves
> 
> And just how old is "old"?  Looking as the webpage
> you
> provided and especially the other page with
> objections
> to what was on the first page, I would guess that it
> could be a century or two old, but not necessarily
> "medieval" as was originally posted.  Beware the
> source that says a game is "old" but doesn't state
> how
> far back it can be traced.  This is poor research.
> 
> Huette
> 
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