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Shuanglu (Shwan-Liu, Ssang-Ryouk, Sunoroku)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Eastern Asia, Northern Asia, Southeastern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Race, Escape


Shuanglu is a race game known from East Asia that is similar to European Backgammon. References to it in Chinese sources date to the first millennium CE.


2x12 board. Backgammon-type game.


East Asia

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Murray 1951: 36, 115-116; Culin 1895: 79-81.

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Culin, S. 1895. 'Chinese Games with Dice and Dominoes.' Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 1893 Including Report of the U.S. National Museum: 495–537.

Culin, S. 1895. Korean Games with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

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



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