Board game from the Ancient Egypt made in wood.
Size: 24 x 16 x 7.5 cm.
Content: 1 board, 5 dogs-pieces, 5 jackals-pieces, 3 dices, rules.
Ten carved ivory pegs, with heads resembling five hounds and five jackals, were excavated from a tomb at Thebes by Howard Carter in the 1900’s. The original ivory board with its game pieces was discovered as a complete set. The rectangular playing surface, with rounded top, measured six inches long and three inches wide. The animal headed pegs were contained in a drawer underneath; locked by an ivory bolt. Dating back to around 2000BC, the game was a splendid find, and now rests in the Metropolitan Museum of New York.
The tracks contains a few spaces which are specially marked. Lines are drawn, connecting two holes, which seem to enable players to move several spaces forward if landed upon. Perhaps backwards even. No one knows for sure how the game was exactly played. However, ways for the game to be played today have been constructed based from experimentation and study.
Even though Hounds and Jackals is an ancient game, playing and exploring the game is still enjoyable today.
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Jun 4, 2020
Mar 10, 2020
An outstanding piece of craftsmanship - thank you so much! 😊
Mar 2, 2020
Very nice contact, the game is lovely!!
Jan 4, 2020
Looks exactly as described. It does give exact measurements on the listing but I wish it was bigger! Very nicely made but the only thing that is a little annoying is the pegs leave a white dust on your fingers when you touch them.
May 10, 2019
Ok, was sent the wrong game but once contacted I was sent the correct gameboard. Board is nice but characters are quite poorly made, they look a bit weird.