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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2020 3:19 p.m. PST

"A team from the University Museum of Bergen excavatd a site in Norway last month, and among the pots and glass they found there was also something a lot cooler: the remains of a board game dating back 1700 years.

In total they found 18 double-sided pieces, or tokens, and one die, which rather than being the squat, cube shape we're used to was an elongated, skinny rod…"

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evilgong25 May 2020 4:14 p.m. PST

That's second edition stuff, the first edition was much better.

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rmaker25 May 2020 4:15 p.m. PST

300AD is prehistoric?

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP25 May 2020 7:45 p.m. PST

I think those are the wrong coats for that time period ?

Dn Jackson26 May 2020 12:57 a.m. PST

Avalon Hill game.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 1:48 a.m. PST

GW bought the rights & now are producing the miniatures at ridiculous prices oh and don't forget the 3 new codex books.

bsrlee26 May 2020 6:42 a.m. PST

The four 4-sided rods to move was also found in the early versions of Chess. There the rods had alternate white/black sides and what type of piece you could move was based on the number of white sides showing.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 11:30 a.m. PST

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