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Tavla (Ottoman) DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Western Asia

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Race, Escape


Tavla is a race game of the Tables type which is played in Turkey. This version is documented from the Ottoman Empire, since at least the early modern period.


Backgammon board. Six-sided dice.



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Değirmenci, T. 2020. Games as a Sign of Social Status: Backgammon in Ottoman Literature and Visual Culture. In V. Kopp and E. Lapina (eds.), Games and Visual Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Turnhout: Brepols, 145-171.



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