Soldier game: Ludus duodecim scripta
Roll the dice just as passionately in a parlor game as the ancient Romans did! Or you can enjoy the Roman board game on these pages of the Roman Shop under the category Museum Shop and Gift Ideas in the Romans section. The ancient Roman board game Duodecim scripta is also known as the 'twelve lines game'. It was mainly played during the Roman Empire. Over 100 game boards were found in ancient Rome alone! The game itself can be compared to our modern backgammon game - by the way, most games were made of marble. This wooden duodecim scripta is modeled on the original Roman game board for two players. Incidentally, betting was forbidden in Rome at times and for this reason the game board consisted of six Latin words, each with six letters. Very often these also had a philosophical meaning - so on closer inspection, it wasn't a game at all!
Board size ludus duodecim scripta
- 3 Roman dice
- 30 game pieces
- Size 30x20cm
- from 8 years
- Playing time approx. 20 minutes
There are a total of 36 playing fields to roll the 15 pieces of the opposing player out of the board. So, here we go! Roll the dice - the infamous alia - in a lively round and enjoy a highly exciting game of dice with your fellow players!
Ludus - the game
The game on these pages of the Römershop is a complete game set with two Roman dice and 30 playing pieces modeled on the original in a beautiful wooden design. The antique playing fields are based on the Roman soldier's game Ludus duodecim scripta - the game was very popular in Roman times and was played to pass the time and for betting. Better known as the twelve lines game, Ludus duodecim scripta was mainly played during the Roman Empire. In contrast to other board games, the emergence of duodecim scripta during the High Imperial period meant that the game boards were made of high-quality materials. First and foremost, the boards were made of high-quality marble.
The game is easy to play from the age of eight and takes around 20 minutes per game unit. Take a look for yourself and be entertained by the antique game fun!
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