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Subject: REALLY old boardgames rss

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Shaun Morris
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Found this while surfing the web.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/67181/15-centuries-old-board-...

Looks to have originally been written and posted to Mental Floss about a year ago, and in all likelihood was already posted to the forums on BGG. However, in the interest of those who may have missed the article when it came out, here it is again.

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Dan Ridge
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It would be neat to have some really high res scans of those boards and components. It would be a fun project to make a mounted board and play some these, for historical reasons of course!
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Geoffrey Greer
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Second that. Would love to get a copy of these--and their rules. Wouldn't be too difficult making a "PnP" version of lots of these.

Incidentally, they don't show it in the picture, but if I'm not mistaken, the one called "Halma" is what became known in the U.S. as Chinese Checkers. Originally called "Stern-Halma" in Germany.
 
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Pete
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These all look really boring.

Pete (supposes that in this context he is part of the cult of the new)
 
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