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Games of 21 Combinations

This is a group of games of chance employing the basic principle of put & take games: Each player interacts with a central pot/pool/bank of tokens, coins etc., putting stakes into it or taking...

Long Lawrence specimens

Following up on my recent article on the history of the English stick die called Long Lawrence, here a few examples both from private collectors and a public museum. Modern reproductions are readily available,...

Board Game Studies Colloquium 2022, CfP

The 24th Board Game Studies Colloquium will be held in Leeuwarden/ Ljouwert in the Netherlands from 16th to 20th May 2021. The conference will be hosted by Tresoar, the Frisian National Library and Centre...

World Dice Day Update

Adding to the information gathered last year (December 4: World Dice Day): The original “National Dice Day” came indeed into existence for Chase’s Calendar of Events 2005. It was sponsored by Julia Chase, granddaughter...

A Virolla from Verdu (Lleida)

Previous posts dealt with the history and variation of tourniquets/ roulette wheels with a spinning needle in German speaking countries, in Britain, France and Italy (Drahndl, Glückszirkel, Tourniquet, Zeiger-Roulette: Glücksspiele mit Drehnadel), and with...

December 4: World Dice Day

The Fourth of December is World Dice Day. It is, unsurprisingly, a little known event with no formal rituals. Only a handful of dice enthusiasts even know about it. I have not yet found...

Game of Seven: Addendum

After finishing my article on the game of seven1 I came across another wooden board for a game of seven which is worth mentioning. A photograph of the board is shown in:Holländer, B. (1999)....

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