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A game compilation by Moshe W. Callen.

One of the oldest games in the world, from which a wide variety of games (including possibly the tafl games and draughts) seem to have evolved, was called by the Greeks Petteia and by the Romans ludus latrunculorum or just latrunculi.

This set includes a number of games which represent probable stages in the evolution from petteia to tafl. While one can never be completely sure that the ancients played these games this way, one can be fairly confident that they likely did– or that some of them did.

Components: Board, cotton case, 24 white discs, 24 black discs, 1 white pyramid, 1 black pyramid, a 4-sided die.

Update: You can now purchase Petteia's expansion consisting in a set of 50 red counters (see image below) for 5 Eur. The rules have been updated to include them. If you wish to buy them please contact me here.

19,00€ ($ approx.)
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time 2-2  complexity 2     time 20
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Boardgamegeek entry for the game

WARNING: Choking hazard. It contains small parts that may be swallowed or inhaled. Not for children under 3 years.
This product is intended for general use by consumers of all ages (except 3 or younger). It is not intended primarily for children.