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58 Holes (Hounds and Jackals)
Ruleset: Carnarvon and Carter


See the game 58 Holes for more details.


Proposed by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter.


These rules were proposed by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, based on the famous game with the palm tree from Thebes now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (26.7.1287a-k).


Five pieces per player. The goal is to reach hole thirty with all five of the player's pieces. Each player has either the left or the right track. Movement is decided by dice. If a piece lands on a space with a connecting line, the piece must move backward along that line, never forward. Holes 15 and 25 are special holes, which grant a second roll.


Carnarvon and Carter 1912.

Other Rulesets

Reconstructed rulesets
"Axe-Blade" 58 holes Played on a board shaped like an axe blade.
"Violin-shaped" 58 Holes Played on a board shaped like a violin.



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