Soldier game: Ludus duodecim scripta
Throw dice as passionately in the parlor game as the ancient Romans did! Or get excited about the Roman board game on these pages of the Roman store under the category Museum store and gift ideas of the category Romans. The Roman ancient board game Duodecim scripta is also known as the "Twelve Lines Game". It was played mainly during the Roman imperial period. 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 of the games were made of marble. This wooden duodecim scripta is modeled after the original Roman game board for two people playing. At times, by the way, betting was forbidden in Rome and for this reason the game board consisted of six Latin words with six letters each. Very often these had a philosophical meaning at the same time - so on closer inspection it was not a game at all!
Game board size ludus duodecim scripta
- 2 Roman dice
- 30 game pieces
- size 30x20cm
- from 8 years
- Game duration approx. 20 minutes
In total, there are 36 game pieces to roll the 15 pieces of the opposing player out of the board. So, here we go! Let the dice - the notorious alia - roll in a lively round and enjoy a highly exciting game of dice in the company of your fellow players!
Ludus - the game
The game on these pages of the Roman store is a complete game set and two Roman dice as well as 30 game pieces in a very nice wooden design, which are modeled after the original. The ancient game pieces are modeled after the Roman soldier 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 game of twelve lines, Ludus duodecim scripta was played mainly during the Roman imperial period. The emergence of duodecim scripta during the High Imperial period required - unlike other board games - a production of the game boards in high quality materials. First and foremost, the game boards were made of high quality marble.
From eight years old, the game is easy to manage and it takes about 20 minutes per game unit. Take a look for yourself and be entertained by the ancient game fun!
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