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Tabal (Main Tabal)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southeastern Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Race, Escape


Tabal is a game played in Malaysia in the nineteenth century. The board is the same as many race games played throughout Europe and Asia, though the specific rules were not documented.


2x12 board, divided in half, where the spaces are rendered as points. Two six-sided dice.



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Murray 1951: 116.

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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.

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



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