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33 Circles (Game of 33, Game of 33 Holes)DLP Game   

Period Ancient

Region Northern Africa

Category Reconstruction, Board, Race

Description

33 Circles is a board game found in Late Period Egypt. It is frequently found on the opposite side of late Senet boards. Decoration on the board suggest an origin outside Egypt, particularly in Southwest Asia, but boards have not been found from there.

Rules

3x11 board. Central space marked. Sometimes the third and ninth space in the central row are also marked.

Ludeme Description

33 Circles.lud

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Reference

Crist et al. 2016: 77-80.

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Sources

Crist, W., A.-E. Dunn-Vaturi and A. de Voogt. 2016. Ancient Egyptians at Play: Board Games Across Borders. London: Bloomsbury.

Eissa, R. and A. K. Safia. 2019. "The Inscriptions of the Newly Discovered Temple of Ptolemy II at Gebel el-Nour." Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 48: 79-94.

Hayes, W.C. 1959. The Scepter of Egypt. Volume 2. New York.

Piccione, P. 1990. The Historical Development of the Game of Senet and its significance for Egyptian Religion. Unpublished Phd Thesis, University of Chicago.

Pusch, E. 1979. Das Senet-Brettspiel im Alten Ägypten. Munich: Deutsche Kunstverlag.

Identifiers

DLP.Games.161


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