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R. C. Bell

Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations

R. C. Bell Board And Table Games From Many Civilizations Revised
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Perhaps the most authoritative work on the subject, this encyclopedic volume is a basic reference to board and table games from around the world. It  provides the rules and methods of play for more than 180 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'i (Go), Backgammon, Pachisi, and many others. Over 300 photographs and line drawings.

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This encyclopedic volume provides the rules and methods of play for more than 180 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'i (Go), Backgammon, Pachisi, and many others. Over 300 photographs and line drawings.

Table of contents:

INTRODUCTION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO FIRST EDITION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO SECOND EDITION
ILLUSTRATIONS
GLOSSARY
Chapter One: RACE GAMES
  I. CROSS AND CIRCLE RACE GAMES
      NYOUT
      ZOHN AHL
      PATOLLI
      PACHISI
      LUDO
  2. SPIRAL RACE GAMES
      THE HYENA GAME
      THE ROYAL GAME OF GOOSE
  3. SQUARE BOARD RACE GAMES
      THAAYAM
  4. PEG SCORING BOARDS
      THE PALM TREE GAME
  5. THE BACKGAMMON GROUP
      THE SUMERIAN GAME
      THE GAME OF THIRTY SQUARES
      LUDUS DUODECIM SCRIPTORUM
      TABULA
      CHASING THE GIRLS
      TOURNE-CASE
      SIXE-ACE
      FAYELES
      BACKGAMMON
Chapter Two: WAR GAMES
  I. THE ALQUERQUE GROUP
      ALQUERQUE
      THE STONE WARRIORS
      FIGHTING SERPENTS
      THE SIXTEEN SOLDIERS
  2. THE CHESS GROUP
      SHATURANGA
      SHATRANJ
      CIRCULAR OR BYZANTINE CHESS
      THE COURIER GAME
      MODERN INTERNATIONAL CHESS
      THE MAHARAJAH AND THE SEPOYS
      CHINESE CHESS
      THE JUNGLE GAME
  3. DRAUGHTS
      ENGLISH DRAUGHTS
      THE LOSING GAME
      DIAGONAL DRAUGHTS
      ITALIAN DRAUGHTS
      TURKISH DRAUGHTS
      REVERSI
      CONTINENTAL OR POLISH DRAUGHTS
  4. THE TAFL GROUP
      FOX AND GEESE
      TABULT
      SAXON HNEFATAFL
      COWS AND LEOPARDS
  5. THE LATRUNCULORUM GROUP
      SEEGA
      HIGH JUMP
      LUDUS LATRUNCULORUM
  6. RUNNING-FIGHT GAMES
      TABLAN
      PULUC
Chapter Three: GAMES OF POSITION
  I. MORRIS GAMES
      NOUGHTS AND CROSSES
      THREE MEN'S MORRIS
      SIX MEN'S MORRIS
      NINE MEN'S MORRIS
  2. THREE-IN-A-ROW GAMES
      DARA
  3. FIVE-IN-A-ROW GAMES
      GO-MOKU
      HASAMI SHOGI
  4. REPLACEMENT GAMES
      FIVE FIELD KONO
      HALMA
  5. TERRITORIAL POSSESSION
      WEI-CH'I
  6. PATIENCE GAMES
      SOLITARE
Chapter Four: MANCALA GAMES
  I. TWO-RANK MANCULA
      MANKALA'H
      PALLANGULI
      WARI
  2. FOUR-RANK MANCULA
      CHISOLO
      DICE
Chapter Five: DICE GAMES
DICE
  I. GAMES WITH TWO-SIDED DICE
      HEADS AND TAILS
      THE BOWL GAME
  2. GAMES WITH SIX-SIDED DICE
      THIRTY-SIX
      PIG
      ACES IN THE POT
      BARBUDI
      HAZARD
      BUCK DICE
      MARTINETTI
      DROP DEAD
      INDIAN DICE
      "SHIP, CAPTAIN, MATE AND CREW"
      SEQUENCES
      TWENTY-SIX
      ACES
  3. GAMES WITH SPECIAL DICE
      BELL AND HAMMER
      CROWN AND ANCHOR
      LIAR DICE
  4. CHINESE DICE GAMES
      STRUNG FLOWERS
      THROWING HEAVEN AND NINE
      PUT AND TAKE
Chapter Six: DOMINO GAMES
      FISHING
      DISPUTING TENS
      COLLECTING TENS
      MA-JONG
      EUROPEAN DOMINOES
      THE BLOCK GAME
      THE BERGEN GAME
      FORTY-TWO
      BINGO
      DOMINO CRIB
      THE MATADOR GAME
      CYPRUS
      TIDDLE-A-WINK
Chapter Seven: MAKING BOARDS AND PIECES
Appendix: BIOGRAPHIES


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