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In 5d Chess (released last month by Thunkspace), pieces can travel back in time. A rook in the eighth move of a game, for example, can be placed on the board as it was in move five. This then creates … Continue reading
Robert Laurie and James Whittle: The Royal Pastime of Cupid, or Entertaining Game of the Snake (London, 1794) The rules: Haveing a pare of dice, it must be first agreed upon, what to play for, which is to be layd … Continue reading
The 10th century Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis relates the story of Saint Brendan the Abbot (c. AD 484 – c. 577), who takes a group of fourteen monks on an expedition in search of the island of Paradise. After a … Continue reading
Illumination from the Libro de los Juegos, a compendium of games commissioned by King Alfonso X of Castile, Galicia and León in 1283.
Do you Remember? We do it all for fun you know Get loaded after the show, it’s all part of the scene Don’t hate us, we’re just kids People say we’re behind the times, go ahead and see if I … Continue reading
A board game from the reign of Amenemhat IV (c. 1814–1805 BC) (source)
Quirin Boel: Two Monkeys Playing Backgammon (1635 – 1690) (source) “Twee apen spelen triktrak” in Dutch; “triktrak” is a nice onomatopoeia.