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==Game Boards==
 
==Game Boards==
Game boards were usually much larger than modern boards. Boards were a square piece of wood, probably approximately 1m square, which was supported by a pair of trestle legs. Players would sit in chairs or benches at the board and might knock the board over if suddenly surprised.
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Game boards were usually much larger than modern boards. Boards were a square piece of wood, probably approximately 1m square, which was supported by a pair of trestle legs.(Holmes 1952, 43) Players would sit in chairs or benches at the board and might knock the board over if suddenly surprised.
   
 
==Chess==
 
==Chess==
 
[[12th Century]] [[Chess]] is not so dissimilar form modern chess that the game would be unrecocognised. A few rules differ however.....
 
[[12th Century]] [[Chess]] is not so dissimilar form modern chess that the game would be unrecocognised. A few rules differ however.....
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*The queen moved like a bishop. (Holmes 1952, 43)
 
   
   
   
 
==Tables==
 
==Tables==
[[Tables]] is one a group of games which are predecessors to the modern game backgammon.
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[[Tables]] is one a group of games which are predecessors to the modern game backgammon. This version is played on a board with [[dice]]. (Holmes 1952, p43)
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==Other games==
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*[[Draughts]] - similar to modern checkers (Holmes 1952 p43)
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== See also ==
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* [[Game]]s
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* [[12 Century life]]
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=== Offsite Links ===
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* [http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/goto?id=OBJ566 Isle of Lewis Chessmen]
   
   
[[Category:12th century|Games]]
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[[Category:12th Century|Games]]

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