Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations 2: War 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.

War Games (this list) are subdivided into:
Group 1: The Alquerque Group
Group 2: The Chess Group
Group 3: The Draughts Group
Group 4: The Tafl Group
Group 5: The Latrunculorum Group
Group 6: Running-Fight Games
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1. Board Game: Alquerque [Average Rating:5.63 Overall Rank:11941]
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Alquerque

Group 1: The Alquerque Group
vol. 1
 
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2. Board Game: Fighting Serpents [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Fighting Serpents (Kolowis Awithlaknannai)
The Zuni Indians play(ed?) this variant of Alquerque. Original Alquerque was brought to the by the Spanish of course.

Group 1: The Alquerque Group
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3. Board Game: Sixteen Soldiers [Average Rating:5.10 Unranked]
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The Sixteen Soldiers
An Alquerque variant from Ceylon and India

Group 1: The Alquerque Group
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4. Board Game: Fanorona [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:5386]
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Fanorona

This Madagascan game developed from Alquerque ~1680.

Group 1: The Alquerque Group
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5. Board Game: Land of the Lost Game [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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The following Alquerque game from Bell has no entry here at BGG:

The Game of the Stone Warriors (vol. 1) - another Zuni variant.

all games from vol. 2
 
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6. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:416] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Chess

There is a very short own entry for "Modern International Chess", the "chess group" section focusses more on certain variants.

Group 2: The Chess Group
vol. 1
 
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7. Board Game: Xiangqi [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1004]
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Chinese Chess

Group 2: The Chess Group
vol. 1
 
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8. Board Game: Jungle [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:8076]
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The Jungle Game

A Chinese chess variant, also suitable for children. It's actually already very different from chess - as distant as Draughts maybe?

Group 2: The Chess Group
vol. 1
 
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9. Board Game: Sittuyin [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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Burmese Chess

Group 2: The Chess Group
vol. 2
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10. Board Game: Makruk [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:8631]
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"Siamese Chess"

Siamese Chess here at BGG is the same as Bughouse Chess (ID: 14188), but the game Bell describes is rather Makruk.

Group 2: The Chess Group
vol. 2
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11. Board Game: Shogi [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1083]
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Shogi

Japanese Chess

Group 2: The Chess Group
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12. Board Game: Kriegsspiel [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked]
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Kriegsspiel

Chess-based German game from the 19th century.

Group 2: The Chess Group
vol. 2
 
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13. Board Game: The Classified Encyclopedia of Chess Variants [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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The following Chess games from Bell have no entry here at BGG:

Shatranj; Circular Chess; The Courier Game; The Maharaja & the Sepoys

all games from vol. 1

Correction: Shaturanga can be found at the end of this list
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14. Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.85 Overall Rank:15323]
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(English) Draughts

Group 3: The Draughts Group
vol. 1
 
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15. Board Game: Othello [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2389]
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Reversi

Widely known as Othello


Group 3: The Draughts Group
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16. Board Game: Strip Checkers [Average Rating:2.75 Unranked]
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Draughts variants and draught-like games from Bell have no seperate entry here at BGG:

The Losing Game; Diagonal Draughts; Italian Draughts; Continental/Polish Draughts (all vol. 1); Turkish Draughts (vol. 1 and 2); Four Field Kono; Tigers and Oxen (vol. 2)
 
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17. Board Game: Fox and Geese [Average Rating:4.79 Overall Rank:15102]
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Fox and Geese (Halatafl)

The best known Tafl game

Group 4: The Tafl Group
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18. Board Game: Hnefatafl [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:2358]
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Tablut/ Saxon Hnefatafl (2 entries)

Here at BGG, both games are subsumed under "Hnefatafl")

Group 4: The Tafl Group
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19. Board Game: Cows and Leopards [Average Rating:5.65 Unranked]
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Cows and Leopards

A game from Sri Lanka. I'm not sure that it was a good idea to put this in the Tafl category (Bell himself notes that it is no Tafl game, after all, Ceylon and Scandinavia are a bit distant...). It has similiarity to Fox and Geese, but the board is practically identical to "The Sixteen Soldiers" (a game from the Alquerque group, see above).

Group 4: The Tafl Group
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20. Board Game: The Celtic Game [Average Rating:4.90 Unranked]
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Throw-Board (Tawlbwrdd)

One can really only wonder what this has to do with the Celts. Probably just a selling trick to make esoterics buy the game. Shht, don't tell them that it's actually a game from the evil Normans...

Group 4: The Tafl Group
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21. Board Game: Officers and Sepoys [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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Asalto (Officers and Sepoys)

A Fox and Geese variant played in India. Again, I'm not sure about the direct link to the Tafl group, although here it's more probable, since it's a later game (from 1860) and English influence is quite possible)

Group 4: The Tafl Group
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22. Board Game: Lost in Time [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The following Tafl games from Bell have no entry here at BGG:

Fithcheall; The Tiger Game (Poulijudam) (vol. 2)
 
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23. Board Game: Seega [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:12231]
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Seega

A game played in Egypt and Somalia.

Group 5: The Latrunculorum Group
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24. Board Game: Rebels [Average Rating:4.75 Unranked]
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Sixteen Soldiers (Shap Luk Kon Tsu Tseung Kwan)

A different game from #13756, described above. Shap Luk is called "Rebels" here on BGG.
Shap luk is popular among Chinese children and labourers. It was also played by the Chinese railroad workers in the USA.

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

Highjump (a Seega variant); Ludus Latrunculorum (vol. 1)
 
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