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Large Wood Dice

A large wooden dice with the spots on the face bored out with two circular rings. Approx 20mm

£1

Small Wood Dice

A small wooden dice where the spots have been made through scorching the wood. Approx 15mm

£0.50

Game Board A

Roman game called Merrels but often referred to as nine mans morris. This is a strategy game where each player must capture their opponents� pieces. This consists of the game board, leather pouch and 18 glass counters of 2 different colours. Board size 21.5cmx30cm

£18

Gaming Board B

Roman game called Latrunculi which means mercenaries. Game is played with two sides trying to take over the other players pieces similar to the modern day game of Othello. Many game boards have been found in sites across Britain. This consists of the game board, leather pouch and 24 clay counters + 2 clay kings in 2 colours. The playing area is 30cm x 30cm.

£18

Gaming Board C

Greek game called Pente gramma but often referred to as Five lines and is a game of chance. This was very popular within the roman period and is mentioned with roman literature. This consists of the game board, leather pouch, 10 glass counters of 2 different colours and 1 wooden dice. Board size 20cmx17.5cm

£18

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