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Tavli (Tavla)DLP Game   

Period Modern

Region Southern Europe

Category Board, Race, Escape


Tavli is played in the eastern Mediterranean, particularly Greece and Cyprus, where the games Portes, Plakoto, and Fevga are played in succession.


Portes, Plakoto, and Fevga are played in succession. One point is awarded to the winner of each game, two points if the opponent hasn't moved pieces out of their starting quadrant. It is typically played to five or seven points.


Portes, Fevga, Plakoto


eastern Mediterranean

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Malaby, T. 2003. Gambling Life: Dealing in Contingency in a Greek City. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.



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