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  1. 03 Apr '16 16:23
    Has anyone ever made any discoveries of proto-chess sets and boards (or descriptions of), or proposed intermediate stages in the development of this game?
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Apr '16 16:46
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    Has anyone ever made any discoveries of proto-chess sets and boards (or descriptions of), or proposed intermediate stages in the development of this game?
    Here is one I saw in the Cairo Museum:

    Senet:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senet
  3. 03 Apr '16 18:44
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here is one I saw in the Cairo Museum:

    Senet:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senet
    That's really fascinating. I found myself wondering would Egyptian artists have been actually capable of painting a Senet board (or anything else) in three dimensions? I wonder if their wonderful style was not only (presumably) mandated, but something they couldn't think outside of?
  4. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    07 Apr '16 14:13
    See also

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaturanga