hist-games: Morris

u.schaedler at museedujeu.com u.schaedler at museedujeu.com
Tue Nov 29 07:11:29 PST 2005

Not all the morris "game boards" are game boards. They can be found even
on vertical surfaces. Obviously it's also a symbol. There is a french
group of reserchers who work on a full documentation of it. The game is
not as old as it might seem. The earliest real morris games are not older
than Roman.

>> The
>> Alfonso MS attests games like the Zodiac game, one of the most pointless
>> wastes of time I know of (albeit with some of the prettiest pieces). We
>> get attestations of Doublets (nearly as mindless as Zodiac) for, what?,
>> a good 300 years halfway across Europe.
> Ah, but Zodiac was also a gambling game. Add a chance to win money and
> lots of pretty simple games become more interesting ;-)
> Charles
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