A question concerning Alea Evangelii

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

Has Hnefatafl been introduced in Ireland?

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?