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Bones for game pieces

Game pieces were made of bone. The left-overs show that the forms were turned and then cut out of the bone.

There was a great demand for game pieces - board games were popular leisure activities for the soldiers. "Tres" was especially popular, as well as the board game "Nine Man Morris", or "Mill", which is still played today. Antique stone boards scratched with these games' fields have been found.

Bones as material for gaming pieces, Museum Großkrotzenburg
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1 Bones as material for gaming pieces, Museum Großkrotzenburg © Museum Großkrotzenburg

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