Dungeons & Dragons Was Played When There Were Dungeons & Dragons

Worlds Beyond

1447767293455Fox News has an article describing an archeological find from China that looks like the world’s earliest Dungeons & Dragons game, dating from 300 BC. Not only is the die familiar, but this description of the game from a 2000 year old poem brings back memories from happy D&D nights:

“Then, with bamboo dice and ivory pieces, the game of Liu Bo is begun; sides are taken; they advance together; keenly they threaten each other. Pieces are kinged, and the scoring doubled. Shouts of ‘five white!’ arise.”

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on November 26, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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