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7th Century board game piece unearthed

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A 7th Century board game piece, the first discovery of its kind for 130 years, has been unearthed in Kent by University of Reading archaeologists.

Researchers believe the hollow bone cylinder found at the Lyminge dig belongs to an early backgammon or draughts-type games set.

Project leader Dr Gabor Thomas called it a "wonderfully evocative discovery".

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ngland-25041254

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Early backgammon. Interesting.

You know I have always wondered about this medieval and/or victorian from the uk, game called, I might get the spelling wrong,

Sharpharpony

Sharparpony

I think it was played with coins.

Can someone maybe enlighten me about it. I've Googled, but I think I spell it incorrectly so nothing comes up.

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oh wow this is cool

makies me want to get a time machine go back with a tv a battery supply and an xbox and make them play some medievel war game lol

then i would be hhung for witchcraft

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Early backgammon. Interesting.

You know I have always wondered about this medieval and/or victorian from the uk, game called, I might get the spelling wrong,

Sharpharpony

Sharparpony

I think it was played with coins.

Can someone maybe enlighten me about it. I've Googled, but I think I spell it incorrectly so nothing comes up.

I think I know what you mean, Simbi.

http://en.wikipedia....ve_ha'penny

There's still a proper shove ha'penny league in our local pub, believe it or not...(using real half-pennies!)

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I think I know what you mean, Simbi.

http://en.wikipedia....ve_ha'penny

There's still a proper shove ha'penny league in our local pub, believe it or not...(using real half-pennies!)

THANK YOU !

I have wanted to look into this for years. Oh! I'm excited now.

Thank you ealdwita

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THANK YOU !

I have wanted to look into this for years. Oh! I'm excited now.

Thank you ealdwita

You're more than welcome, Simbi. Good luck with starting your own league!

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