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A Book of Historic Board Games By Damian Gareth Walker
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Board games have been played throughout the world for thousands of years. Many times, in many different cultures, people have amused themselves by devising mock races, battles and hunts, played in... More > miniature on a small surface. The rules and the level of sophistication have changed through the ages, but the general idea has remained the same. Some of the oldest games, like backgammon, chess and draughts, are still popular today. This book looks at twelve different games taken from various periods of history. Most will not be recognised by the general public, but deserve to be better known. They are pachisi, halma, agon, tâb, fanorona, nine men's morris, wari, konane, xiang qi, tablut, asalto and renju. Each game has a whole chapter to itself, which includes a history, the rules, and a section on strategy and tactics. It is the author's intention that the reader will gain appreciation and enthusiasm for these wonderful old games, and be entertained by them for years to come.< Less
A Book of Historic Board Games By Damian Gareth Walker
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Board games have been played throughout the world for thousands of years. Many times, in many different cultures, people have amused themselves by devising mock races, battles and hunts, played in... More > miniature on a small surface. The rules and the level of sophistication has changed through the ages, but the general idea has remained the same. Some of the oldest games, like backgammon, chess and draughts, are still popular today. This book looks at twelve different games taken from various periods of history. Most will not be recognised by the general public, but deserve to be better known. They are pachisi, halma, agon, tâb, fanorona, nine men's morris, wari, konane, xiang qi, tablut, asalto and renju. Each game has a whole chapter to itself, which includes a history, the rules, and a section on strategy and tactics. It is the author's intention that the reader will gain appreciation and enthusiasm for these wonderful old games, and be entertained by them for years to come.< Less
An Introduction to Hnefatafl By Damian Gareth Walker
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Hnefatafl, the ancient Norse game of strategy, has intrigued scholars for more than a century. It was played not only in Scandinavia, but in the other countries where Scandinavians settled: the... More > British Isles, Northern France and Germany, Ukraine, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland. It may have even reached such exotic places as Constantinople and mainland North America. After a period of obscurity, the game is once again gaining popularity. This book acts as an introduction to the game. It takes the reader through the game's history, starting with the Greek and Roman games that preceded it, through its history of expansion and decline, and onto the modern revival and its resurgence in the present day. Alongside the historical content the book gives full rules for a number of versions of hnefatafl old and new, as well as ancestor and descendant games. Illustrations include archaeological finds, explanatory diagrams, and photographs of games from the author's collection.< Less

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