cgrn asked: Hi. I am not a professor or anything, but I would like to learn more about Alea Evangelii and your link came up. Do you know if the original manuscript has been translated into English by anyone? and is it possible to get a copy of the translation? I am interested to find … Continue reading A question concerning Alea Evangelii
Senet, an ancient, predynastic Egyptian boardgame. It is one of the oldest known boardgames. This one was found in Toetanchamon's tomb. Toetanchamon often played it with his wife. The game was played as a sort of preparation for the Afterlife. According to Wikipedia the full name of the game in Egyptian was zn.t n.t ḥˁb … Continue reading Senet
Laser scanned replicas of the Lewis Chess set sold by Regency ChessJames Harris from Regency Chess emailed me and told me that his chess shop in Bath sells wonderful replicas of the Lewis Chess set by the National Museum of Scotland. They were made from laser scans of the original chess pieces.
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In these modern days there even is an Iphone Tafl app. It containsBrandub, Fidchell, Ard Rí & Tablut games. Rules and history are included. The Ipad app has 3 more boards. yfrog.com/h7zs1azj yfrog.com/kjtbmkfj
Let room temperature be your chess clock. A fun gadget to have. Source: http://www.redferret.net/?p=28199
Considering the extensive and intense contact between the Vikings and the people of the British Isles, it is not unlikely that some form of the Old Norse hnefatafl game has been introduced in Ireland. As we've seen in my previous post, fidchell seems an unlikely candidate. In the case of Brandub, which means 'raven black', … Continue reading Has Hnefatafl been introduced in Ireland?