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Riga Game (Small) DLP Game   

Period Medieval

Region Northern Europe

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Hunt


This game was played in thirteenth century Riga. It shares a board with later blockade games known from Scandinavia.


3x3 intersecting lines, with diagonals in the large square. Two lines on each side opposite one another, forming triangles, and a line connecting the apices to the midpoints of the square.



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Caune, A. 1993. "Funde hochmittelalterlicher Mühlespielbretter aus der Rigaer Altstadt." In M. Gläser (ed), Archäologie des Mittelalters und Bauforschung in Hanseraum. Rostock: Konrad Reich Verlag, 455-460.

Michaelsen, P. 2014. "Haretavl - Hare and Hounds as a Board Game." In M. Teichert (ed.), Sport und Spiel bei den Germanen: Nordeuropa von der römischen Kaiserzeit bis zum Mittelalter. Berlin: De Gruyter.



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