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10-Ring (10/2-Ring)DLP Game   

Period Ancient, Medieval, Modern

Region Western Asia, Southern Europe

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Race


10-Ring is a board game played in Bronze Age Crete, also known as 10/2-Ring, though its original name is not known. Only the layout of the board is known, which takes the form of ten depressions laid out in a circle, divided in half by a line. The depressions are usually made on stone pavements.


Ten depressions in a circle, divided in half.



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Hillbom 2011: 111.

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Crist, W. 2016. Games of thrones: board games and social complexity in Bronze Age Cyprus. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Arizona State University.

Evans, A. 1921. The Palace of Minos at Knossos. London: Macmillan and Co.

Hillbom, N. 2011. Minoan Games and Game Boards: an Archaeological Investigation of Game-Related Material from Bronze Age Crete. Saarbrucken: Dr. Müller.

Mook, M. and D. Haggis. 2013. Excavation of an Archaic City at Azoria in Eastern Crete. In W.-D. Niemeier, O. Pilz and I. Kaiser (eds.), Kreta in der geometrischen und archaischen Zeit. München: Hirmer Verlag, 59–78.

Swiny, S. 1986. The Kent State University Expedition to Episkopi Phaneromeni. Nicosia: Paul Åströms Förlag.

Whittaker, H. 1996. Stone Slabs with Depressions. In J. Shaw and M. Shaw (eds.) Kommos I: The Kommos Regions and Houses of the Minoan Town. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 321–323.



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