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Round Merels DLP Game   


Period Ancient, Medieval

Region Western Asia

Category Board, Space, Line


Round Merels is a hypothesized game based on the frequent discovery of this pattern as graffiti on Roman and later monuments. It may be similar to a simple merels game but on a round board.


Eight spots arranged in a circle around a central spot. Opposite spots are connected by a diameter through the central spot.

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Blümlein Suggested by C. Blümlein.



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Round Merels.lud


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Blümlein 1918: 101-102.

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Roueché, C. 2007. Late Roman and Byzantine game boards at Aphrodisias. In Finkel, I. ed. Ancient Board Games in Perspective. London: The British Museum Press. pp. 100–105.



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