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20 Squares (É Er-bé-et-ta, Iseb, Aseb, Game of Twenty, Twenty Squares, Room Four)
Ruleset: 20 Squares Liver Model

Game

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Period(s)

Ancient

Region(s)

Western Asia

Summary

Played on a board shaped to resemble a liver.

Description

This board type is thought to have come from the game's use in divination, as the liver was used in such rituals.

Rules

Twenty Squares board with the central long track bent to one side.

Concepts

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Reference

Future reconstruction.

Other Rulesets

Scholarly rulesets
Seleucid Proposed by Irving Finkel based on rules from Mesopotamia.

Reconstructed rulesets
Simple 20 Squares Played on a board with no markings.
Marked 20 Squares Played on a board with certain marked squares.
Double 20 Squares Played on a doubled 20 Squares board.

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Sources

Grant, E. 1934. Rumeileh III. Biblical and Kindred Studies 5: Haverford.

Meyer, J.-W. 1982. Lebermodell oder Spielbrett. In R. Wachmann (ed.) Bericht über die Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen in Kamid el-Loz in den Jahren 1971 bis 1974. Bonn: Rudolf Hagelt Verlag, 53–79.

van Buren, E.D. 1937. A gaming-board from Tall Halaf. Iraq 4(1): 11–15.

Identifiers

DLP.GameRulesets.13

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