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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
The Ur-Board Book By Walt Darring
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The UR-BOARD is a priceless treasure from ancient Sumer. Discovered in the ruins of the city of Ur, where it had lain for 4.5 thousand years, it pre-dates the Bible by centuries. Yet when interpreted... More > by a contemporary symbolist, it displays a knowledge of human life and history that is characteristically modern. Primarily a game board, with dice and markers, it is also a beautiful art object, or art “form”; a paradigm of human wisdom, based on the design of the human body; a mathematical and geometrical standard, with a symbolic “magic number” board; and a prophetic “structure,” that speaks to us about our historical and religious traditions. As a modern game board, it offers a unique series of movement and placement games, that can be played by two initiates in an hour or so, as a cult-experience among friends. Discover for your self the joys of learning from and playing with an Ur-board. And enjoy contemplating the vision of a future world as it is revealed by the UR-BOARD BOOK.< Less
The Ur-Board Book By Walt Darring
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The UR-BOARD is a priceless treasure from ancient Sumer. Discovered in the ruins of the city of Ur, where it had lain for 4.5 thousand years, it pre-dates the Bible by centuries. Yet when interpreted... More > by a contemporary symbolist, it displays a knowledge of human life and history that is characteristically modern. Primarily a game board, with dice and markers, it is also a beautiful art object, or art “form”; a paradigm of human wisdom, based on the design of the human body; a mathematical and geometrical standard, with a symbolic “magic number” board; and a prophetic “structure,” that speaks to us about our historical and religious traditions. As a modern game board, it offers a unique series of movement and placement games, that can be played by two initiates in an hour or so, as a cult-experience among friends. Discover for your self the joys of learning from and playing with an Ur-board. And enjoy contemplating the vision of a future world as it is revealed by the UR-BOARD BOOK.< Less
Mah-Jong, the Game of a Hundred Intelligences: Pung Chow, Also Known as Mah-Diao, Mah-Cheuk, Mah-Juck and Pe-Ling By Lew Lysle Harr
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Mah-Jong, the Game of a Hundred Intelligences: Pung Chow, Also Known as Mah-Diao, Mah-Cheuk, Mah-Juck and Pe-Ling by Lew Lysle Harr, published in 1922. The origin of this game is lost in the mist of... More > centuries past. There is, though, an oral tradition to the effect that it was originated in the Court of the King of Wu, now known as Ning-Po, during the year of 472 B.C. to entertain his consort and her court ladies and to help them while away the time which lay heavily on their hands. This was about the time of Confucius. It is known to have been the Royal game, restricted to the use of Emperors and their friends of the Mandarin class for two thousand years. Mahjong is a game commonly played by four players (with some three-player variations found in Korea and Japan). Similar to the Western card game rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance.< Less
FSpace Publications presents Kiddy counters Child friendly counter pack for boardgaming By Martin Rait
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This booklet contains a series of print your own child friendly counters for tabletop gaming based on soft toys. They can be used for suitable games for children or for more traditional gamers... More > wanting something a little different. Square and hex counters provided. These counters include:Bunny, Racoon, Scotty bear and wombat. ISBN 978-1-877485-59-6< Less
Towers&Bridges By Xabier Rezabal
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In a medieval region, inhabited by powerful lords, fierce mercenaries and legendary creatures, attack towers from two opposed armies begin to assault the enemy castles. Portable bridges will be vital... More > to cross the deep moats of fortresses. Towers&Bridges is a board game for two players. It combines traditional elements of chess —such as the squared board— with original ideas —such as the castles and moats distributed all over the board, or the participation of attack towers, bridges, mercenaries and flying creatures—. Movements are also new and they will test your strategy skills. Therefore, this game is ideal for all age people to enjoy and train their minds. The game has been published as a book. Besides the rules and a game example, the book contains the cutout board and pieces, both in duplicate. With them and a game-mate, you will be ready to face the fabulous challenge of Towers&Bridges. < Less
Towers&Bridges By Xabier Rezabal
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In a medieval region, inhabited by powerful lords, fierce mercenaries and legendary creatures, attack towers from two opposed armies begin to assault the enemy castles. Portable bridges will be vital... More > to cross the deep moats of fortresses. Towers&Bridges is a board game for two players. It combines traditional elements of chess —such as the squared board— with original ideas —such as the castles and moats distributed all over the board, or the participation of attack towers, bridges, mercenaries and flying creatures—. Movements are also new and they will test your strategy skills. Therefore, this game is ideal for all age people to enjoy and train their minds. The game has been published as a book. Besides the rules and a game example, the book contains the cutout board and pieces, both in duplicate. With them and a game-mate, you will be ready to face the fabulous challenge of Towers&Bridges.< Less
Mathematics in African History and Cultures: An Annotated Bibliography By Paulus Gerdes & Ahmed Djebbar
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This volume constitutes an updated version of the bibliography published in 2004 by the African Mathematical Union. The African Studies Association attributed the original edition a ‘special... More > mention’ in the 2006 Conover-Porter Award competition. The book contains over 1600 bibliographic entries. The appendices contain additional bibliographic information on (1) mathematicians of the Diaspora, (2) publications by Africans on the history of mathematics outside Africa, (3) time-reckoning and astronomy in African cultures, (4) string figures in Africa, (5) examples of books published by African mathematicians, (6) board games in Africa, (7) research inspired by geometric aspects of the ‘sona’ tradition. The book concludes with several indices (subject, country, region, author, ethnographic and linguistic, journal, mathematicians). Professor Jan Persens of the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and president of the African Mathematical Union (2000-2004) wrote the preface. (430 pp.)< Less
Mathematics in African History and Cultures: An Annotated Bibliography By Paulus Gerdes & Ahmed Djebbar
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This volume constitutes an updated version of the bibliography published in 2004 by the African Mathematical Union. The African Studies Association attributed the original edition a ‘special... More > mention’ in the 2006 Conover-Porter Award competition. The book contains over 1600 bibliographic entries. The appendices contain additional bibliographic information on (1) mathematicians of the Diaspora, (2) publications by Africans on the history of mathematics outside Africa, (3) time-reckoning and astronomy in African cultures, (4) string figures in Africa, (5) examples of books published by African mathematicians, (6) board games in Africa, (7) research inspired by geometric aspects of the ‘sona’ tradition. The book concludes with several indices (subject, country, region, author, ethnographic and linguistic, journal, mathematicians). Professor Jan Persens of the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and president of the African Mathematical Union (2000-2004) wrote the preface. (430 pp.)< Less

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