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58 Holes (Hounds and Jackals)
Ruleset: Crossover 3


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Southern Asia


Crossover board with more connections between the central lines and the outer arc.


More connections between the central lines and the outer arc.


Hole 6 is connected to hole 6 in the other central row. Hole 8 is connected to hole 10 in the other row. Hole 10 is connected to hole 15 on both sides, hole 6 is connected to hole 20 on both sides; hole 5 is connected to hole 25 on both sides.


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Finkel 2020: 48-50.

Other Rulesets

Reconstructed rulesets
Parallel Connections Boards have lines which connect holes in the same track. do not connect tracks on the board
Unmarked Boards have no markings.
Marked Holes Certain holes are marked.
Crossover 1 Simple version with lines crossing between tracks.
Crossover 2 Crossover lines include the outer arc.
Crossover 4 Most complex crossover board.
Labyrinth 58 holes with a "labyrinth" of extra holes around the goal.

Suggested rulesets
Carnarvon and Carter Proposed by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter.


Southwest Asia

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Ellis, R. and B. Buchanan. 1966. 'An Old Babylonian Game Board with Sculptured Decoration.' Journal of Near Eastern Studies 25(3): 192–201.

Ghirshman, R. 1939. Fouilles de Sialk II. Paris: P. Geuthner.

May, R. (ed.) 1991. Jouer dans l’antiquité. Marseille: Musées de Marseille.



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