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Round Merels

Period(s)

Ancient, Medieval

Region(s)

Western Asia

Categories

Board, Space, Line.

Description

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.

Rules

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

DLP evidence.

All Rulesets

Suggested rulesets
Blümlein Suggested by C. Blümlein.

Origin

Rome?

Ludeme Description

Round Merels.lud

Leaderboard

Round Merels

Reference

Blümlein 1918: 101-102.

Evidence Map

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Sources

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.

Identifiers

DLP.Game.68

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