Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations 3: Games of Position
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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.

Games of Position (this list) are subdivided into:
Group 1: Moris Games
Group 2: Three-in-a-Row Games
Group 3: Five-in-a-Row Games
Group 4: Replacement Games
Group 5: Territorial Possession
Group 6: Patience Games
Group 7: Blocking Games
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1. Board Game: Tic-Tac-Toe [Average Rating:2.61 Overall Rank:15327]
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Noughts and Crosses

Why is this a Morris Game?

Group 1: Morris Games
vol. 1
 
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2. Board Game: Nine Men's Morris [Average Rating:5.37 Overall Rank:14942]
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Nine Men's Morris

One of the classic traditional games that can be found in every "20 Games in 1 Box"-edition. I never liked the game.


Group 1: Morris Games
vol. 1
 
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The following Morris games from Bell have no entry here at BGG:

Three Men's Morris; Six Men's Morris (vol. 1); Achi (vol. 2)

Achi is said to be played among Ghanese schoolchildren, according to Bell.
 
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I'm sorry, but the group of "Three in a row" games consists of exactly 1 game and I can only wonder as to why the man has not created a "n in a row" group... And why is Noughts and Crosses a Morris Game and not a "3 in a row game"?

Anyway, the game is "Dara" (vol. 1), is from Nigeria and not in the database (I might add this one - have to read more closely).
 
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5. Board Game: Go-Moku [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:5242]
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Go-Moku/ Renju

Japanese game played on a Go board. Object is to get 5 in a row. I knew the game under the name Gobang.

Group 3: Five-in-a-Row Games
vol. 1
 
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6. Board Game: Renju [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:8878]
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Renju, the more sophisticated variant has a seperate entry here at BGG.

Group 3: Five-in-a-Row Games
vol. 1
 
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7. Board Game: Hasami Shogi [Average Rating:5.51 Overall Rank:12820]
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Hasami Shogi

Bell has two consecutive entries for Hasami Shogi in his book in the Games of Position chapter although he states that the second variant is actually a wargame. The description here at BGG shows that the entry is for the wargame.


Group 3: Five-in-a-Row Games
vol. 1
 
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The following 5-in-a-row game from Bell has no entry here at BGG:

Mulinello Quadruplo (vol. 2)

Bell isn't sure whether this game was a traditionally played game or an invention by the Italian J. Gelli in 1900.
 
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Halma

Another classic "20 Games in 1 Box"-edition evergreen. I prefer this one over Mill.

Group 4: Replacement Games
vol. 1
 
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10. Board Game: Salta [Average Rating:6.85 Unranked]
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Salta

Invented around 1900, no traditional game.

Group 4: Replacement Games
vol. 2
 
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The following Replacement games from Bell have no entry here at BGG:
Five-Field Kono (vol. 1) A Korean Game
Pyramid (vol. 2)
 
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Wei-Ch'i (Go)

The top ranked game from Bell's book.

Group 5: Territorial Possession
vol. 1 and 2
 
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Agon / The Queen's Guard

No info on the age of this game in the book nor here at BGG.

Group 5: Territorial Possession
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14. Board Game: Solitaire [Average Rating:4.29 Overall Rank:15287]
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Solitaire

Not really a game, rather a puzzle.

Group 6: Patience Games
vol. 1
 
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The following Patience games from Bell have no entry here at BGG:

French Solitaire (vol. 2)
Tangram; 7-piece Tangram; 15-piece Tangram (vol. 2)

I figure that Tangram simply doesn't fit the definition of a "game" for this database, but I wonder why Solitaire got its entry then...
At home, I have about a dozen of beautiful earthenware Tangram sets from my grand-grandfather.
 
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16. Board Game: Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:7408]
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The book
 
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Category: Blocking game

Pong Hau K'i (Ou-moul-ko-no) (vol. 2) The first is the Chinese, the latter the Korean name.
 
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18. Board Game: Mu Torere [Average Rating:4.10 Unranked]
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Category: Blocking game

Mu Torere - u Torere (vol. 2) A Maori game for 2 players
 
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