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[Comments] (1) : Oh, also: every time I go to the Met I mean to look up the game being played by the little statue dudes. This time I did it: the game is Liubo, and it doesn't seem like a very interesting game, despite some very Pavel Chekov-esque claims that Liubo was exported to India and underwent radical changes to become the ancestor to chess.

(The photo currently on the Wikipedia page is of the board from the Met that I see every time I go.)

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Posted by Tim May at Tue Nov 03 2009 20:55

Oh, I meant to say, Andrew West at Babelstone began a series of posts on liubo & the archaological evidence for it back in May.

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