Tag Archives: dice

Something to Get Off My Chess

It was almost certainly Through the Looking-Glass, which used a game of chess as its background, that got me interested in the game. I soon found, however, that actually playing the game could get a bit tedious. So I know … Continue reading

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Dice Dice Baby

While some historical games of chance have been played with all kinds of marked throwable objects, dice as we know them have been around for centuries. Millennia, even. The oldest known dice were found at an archaeological site in modern-day … Continue reading

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