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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Aug '13 00:40
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24060-ancient-pawns-pieces-from-5000yearold-board-games.html#.UhK6gNLVDhE
  2. 20 Aug '13 02:41
    pig to dog 4........bullet x pyramid LOL
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Aug '13 10:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MontyMoose
    pig to dog 4........bullet x pyramid LOL
    Ancient monopoly?

    Zahi Hawass was our tour guide back when we lived in Israel and it was more or less safe to visit Egypt, (He is head honcho of antiquities in Egypt now).
    So we went to the Cairo museum. GADS what a museum! You could roam for days without seeing it all. Anyway, I asked him about early chess type board games and he showed me a cartouche that clearly showed a board game but the board was small, 3 squares wide and maybe 10 squares deep. Nobody knows now how the game went, but pieces somehow advanced and there was a certain strategy to the game. Always wondered just how to play that game.
  4. 22 Aug '13 20:15
    The Egyptian game is actually mentioned in the linked article. It's called Senet.
  5. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    22 Aug '13 23:03 / 1 edit
    This thread should be deleted as soon as possible before Greenpawn sees it.

    This kind of thing just encourages him to go on a rant about the Lewis Chessmen. :'(