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XII Scripta (Duodecim Scripta, Ludus Duodecim Scriptorum, Alea)
Ruleset: Murray


See the game XII Scripta for more details.


Suggested by H. J. R. Murray.


These rules were suggested by H. J. R. Murray based on what was known about the game and inferences that it is similar to backgammon.


Play begins in the central row and continues from left to right, then down the furthest row from right to left, then on the closest row from left to right. Played using three dice; throws can be used singly or combined but could not be divided. No second throw with doubles or triples. More than one piece of the same player can occupy one point, Single pieces can be removed from the board when the opponent lands on it; it must then be re-entered to the board before the player can move their other pieces. The goal is to bear off all of the player's pieces, which can be done one they are all in the closest row.


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Murray 1951:30-31.

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