Set of Five (5) Knucklebones (resin) and Six (6) Wooden Six Sided Dice Created & Produced by MacGregor Historic Games Historic Reproduction
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 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
- Pair & Ace
- Novem Cinque
- Le Drinquet
- Put & Take
- Inn & Inn
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