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Manqalah DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Western Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Sow


Manqalah is a game that was played in Southwest Asia during the tenth century. Little is known about it, but it could be the earliest attestation of the sowing type of game known from much later.


Name of the game.


Southwest Asia

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Murray 1951: 165.

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Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Rosenthal, F. 1975. Gambling in Islam. Leiden: Brill.



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