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Ludus Duodecim Scripta: Make and Play an Ancient Roman Game

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Friday, Dec. 1, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET

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A paper board game with 3 dice and two sets of stones

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators!

Duodecim scripta was a popular board game in ancient Rome. Similar to backgammon, the game involved moving pieces across a board while trying to capture the opponent’s pieces. Students will learn how to play the game and design their own boards.

Recommended Materials: Blank sheet of paper, writing utensil, three six-sided dice, and 30 counters for game pieces, preferably ones that can stack.

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