Romani Ludos

Roman Games for Ayreton All Souls.

Duodecim Scripta board made for Maestra Lucretia’s SCA Laurel elevation.

 

LVDOS

As to the games themselves, there are a lot of folks who have invested a lot of time on these subjects, and I am doubtful I would be able to articulate myself better.

CALCVLI/CALCVLORVM
Four-in-a-row game.
http://eglewis.blogspot.com/2012/04/ancient-games-calculi.html
https://bead.game/games/traditional/calculi-ludus-calculorum

DVODECIM SCRIPTA
Variant of “tables” games, often featuring humorous wording.
https://www.ancientgames.org/ludus-duodecim-scriptorum-duodecim-scripta-the-game-of-twelve-inscriptions/

LATRVNCULI/ LVDVS LATRVNCVLORVM
“Mercenaries” or “Bandits” with similarities to Chess
https://www.di.fc.ul.pt/~jpn/gv/latrunculi.htm

QVINQVE LINEAE
An import from Greece with no surviving written name
https://www.academia.edu/2135573/Pente_grammai_the_ancient_Greek_board_game_five_lines_

ROTA/TERNI LAPILLI
simple mill-type game
https://www.praetorian.com/challenges/rota
https://bead.game/games/traditional/terni-lapilli

TABVLA
Roman Backgammon
https://bkgm.com/variants/Tabula.html
https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=399966&partId=1&fbclid=IwAR1jm3zojYPiWcwi2s_5MkSXHVGox6uRIDDhuKiAvZjBMy1ctd878c3sNAA

TALI/TROPA
knucklebones
http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/archaeology-of-daily-life/childhood/knucklebones/
https://historicalgames.neocities.org/GreekRome/knucklebones.html

TESSERAE
dice
https://historicalgames.neocities.org/GreekRome/knucklebones.html

TRIA/MERELS
Morris
http://www-cs.canisius.edu/~salley/SCA/Games/morris.html
https://www.ancientgames.org/nine-mens-morris/

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PARS LVDO

Many examples of Roman gaming pieces have surfaced, and are made of glass, bone, stone, ivory, and other materials prized for beauty and durability. Fancy is by no means necessary, as many boards have been found scratched into stone or wood in places where folks might have to spend time, like temple steps.

more links

https://www.thehistoricgamesshop.co.uk/onlineshop/cat_792335-1-Roman-Board-Games.html
https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-early-iron-age/the-weapon-deposit-from-vimose/fun-and-games/
http://bathsbloggers.blogspot.com/2013/02/nicola-002board-games.html

Roman board game


http://mentalfloss.com/article/62089/11-ancient-board-games

Ancient Roman Board Games


https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=399966&partId=1&fbclid=IwAR1jm3zojYPiWcwi2s_5MkSXHVGox6uRIDDhuKiAvZjBMy1ctd878c3sNAA

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