Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations 1: Race Games
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This is a list of the games included in RC Bell's Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations.

The book distinguishes Race Games, War Games, Games of Position, Mancala Games, Dice Games, Domino Games, Games with Numbers, Card Games requiring Boards, and Games requiring manual dexterity.

Race Games (this list) are subdivided into:
Group 1: Cross and Circle Race Games
Group 2: Spiral Race Games
Group 3: Square Board Race Games
Group 4: Peg Scoring Boards
Group 5: Backgammon Group
Group 6: Oval and Round Race Games
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1. Board Game: Yut Nori [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:12097]
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Nyout - A Korean Game

Group 1: Cross and Circle Race Games
vol. 1
 
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2. Board Game: Zon Ahl [Average Rating:4.17 Unranked]
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A game of the Indians in the South Western USA, known under many different names, especially Zohn Ahl or Zon Ahl; Tasholiiwe by the Zuni

Group 1: Cross and Circle Race Games
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3. Board Game: Patolli [Average Rating:5.30 Unranked]
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Aztec game very similar to Pachisi. Some still claim cultural diffusion.

Group 1: Cross and Circle Race Games
vol. 1
 
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4. Board Game: Pachisi [Average Rating:4.46 Overall Rank:15319]
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Pachisi; traditional Indian game. In Bell's book, Ludo has a seperate entry, being a modern variant.

Group 1: Cross and Circle Race Games
vol. 1
 
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5. Board Game: Land of the Lost Game [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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The following cross and circle games from Bell have no entry here at BGG:

Pancha Keliya; Edris a Jin (The Genii Game); Kerala; Totolospi 1

all games from vol. 2
 
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6. Board Game: Hyena [Average Rating:4.45 Unranked]
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The Hyena Game from ancient Egypt. Some claim Mehen (Game ID: 4148 is actually the same game)

Group 2: Spiral Race Games
vol. 1
 
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7. Board Game: Game of Goose [Average Rating:3.34 Overall Rank:15314]
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The Royal Game of Goose
The early 18th century prototype of a variety of later spiral race games

Group 2: Spiral Race Games
vol. 1
 
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8. Board Game: Jubilee [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Jubilee (1810)
One of those later games that are inspired by the Royal Game of Goose

Group 2: Spiral Race Games
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9. Board Game: An Eccentric Excursion to the Chinese Empire [Average Rating:1.00 Unranked]
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An Eccentric Excursion to the Chinese Empire (1843)
A victorian game. The influence of the Royal Game of Goose is still a bit there, but author William Spooner was actually quite original - maybe a bit eccentric?


Group 3: Square Board Race Games
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10. Board Game: Chutes and Ladders [Average Rating:2.79 Overall Rank:15336]
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Snakes and Ladders

Group 3: Square Board Race Games
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11. Board Game: Lost in Time [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The following square board race game from Bell has no entry here at BGG:

Thaayam (from southern India); vol. 1
 
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12. Board Game: Hounds and Jackals: Game of the Pharaohs [Average Rating:4.46 Unranked]
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"The Palm Tree Game"
Ancient Egyptian game, better known as Hounds & Jackals or Dogs & Jackals

Group 4: Peg Scoring Boards
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13. Board Game: The Royal Game of Ur [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:12782]
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The Sumerian Game
better known as "The Royal Game of Ur"

Group 5: Backgammon Group
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14. Board Game: Senet [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:5599] [Average Rating:5.93 Unranked]
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The Game of Thirty Squares
better known as "Senet" or "Senat", one of the better known games.

Group 5: Backgammon Group
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15. Board Game: Tabula [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:11813]
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Ludus Duodecim Scriptorum and Tabula (2 entries in Bell's book)

Roman forms of Backgammon. The rules of the first game are lost - it's the older one. It was replaced by Tabula in the 1st century AD.

Group 5: Backgammon Group
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16. Board Game: Ad Elta Stelpur [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Chasing the Girls (Ad Elta Stelpur)
- a rustic Backgammon variant from Iceland

Group 5: Backgammon Group
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17. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1087]
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Backgammon (~as we know it)

Group 5: Backgammon Group
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18. Board Game: What's Missing? [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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The following backgammon type games from Bell have no seperate entry here at BGG:

Tourne Case; Sixe-Ace (Sies dos e as); Fayles/Fallas. all from vol. 1

Coan ki ("The Bottle Game"; a Chinese game described in a book from the end of the 17th century); The English Game; The Lombard Game; The Imperial Game; The Provincial Game; The Queen's Game; Mylis; Kotra. All from vol. 2
 
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19. Board Game: The Game of the Race [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The Game of the Race

A hippic game from ~1850 - the only game from this group...

Group 6: Oval and Round Race Games
vol. 2
 
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20. Board Game: Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:7414]
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The book
 
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