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Set of Five (5) Knucklebones (resin) and Six (6) Wooden Six Sided Dice Created & Produced by MacGregor Historic Games Historic Reproduction

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Our friends at MacGregor Historic games created this wonderful set of 5 Knucklebones and 6 wooden dice. The very realistic-looking knucklebones are crafted out of resin and the dice are made of wood. They do a fantastic job at MacGregor and I have loved everything I ever purchased (or sold) from them.


From MacGregor Historic Game's website:

Knucklebones/Dice Set One of the earliest forms of "dice." Our "bones" are full-sized (about 1.5" long), anatomically correct and molded-in resin from actual sheep bones. They are so realistic-looking that we have squeamish customers drop them when we tell them they are "bones." Knucklebones or man-made facsimiles of them continued to be used for children's games right up until the early 20th century. The set comes in a draw-string pouch with 5 "bones", 6 standard wooden dice, and a 20-page booklet of dice games dating before 1700 as well as rules for "fivestones" and an ancient form of divination using knucklebones.

But how do you score the knucklebones? Easy! -they are used like four-sided dice: (1 pt for the "flat" side; 3 pts for the "concave" side; 4 pts for the convex side; 6 pts for the "twisted" side.) The full set comes with a booklet of dice games with a knuckle bone scoring diagram.

The game rules included in the booklet are:

  • Knucklebones/Fivestones
  • Knucklebones as dice
  • Early Hazard
  • Half Hazard
  • Raised Hazard
  • Later Hazard,
  • As Many (pips on) on One As On (the other) Two
  • Two versions of Triga
  • Marlota
  • Riffa
  • Pair & Ace
  • Panquist
  • Guirguiesca
  • Novem Cinque
  • Le Drinquet
  • Passage
  • Hubbub
  • Put & Take
  • Inn & Inn

Please Note:

Please look at the images and contact me if you have any questions.

Most of my packing supplies are reused, so don't be too surprised if you have a combination of paper, airbags, and whatever else I have laying around.

I would be happy to wrap your gift purchase at no charge and write a personal note on the packing slip. Just add a note to the shopping cart at check-out. 

  • Item Info/Title: Knucklebones Set
  • Publisher/Manufacturer: MacGregor Historic Games
  • Weight: 5 oz