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Yves Van Herp
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:50 pm    Post subject: MEHEN Reply with quote

Sorry, I'm opening a new topic on this, but Anneke asked me in another one (and I can't remember which one Embarassed ) if there were still other old Egyptian toys and boardgames. I told I read something about "Mehen", well I found back the link, here it is:

http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/timelines/topics/games.htm

There you'll find a very short description of this game. It looks to me that the Egyptians (mostly adults?) loved playing games in their sparetime. But it seems most of them were from noble blood. Maybe that's more or less normal because the "lesser people" had to earn their living working.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that question may have come up in a PM Smile

Interesting link about all the different games. No card games? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I think the time and influence of Richard Garfield's Magic The Gathering was still thousands of years away! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing I was thinking poker and blackjack.... Laughing Laughing

I wonder if the Egyptians gambled? That seems pretty prevalent among cultures all over the world.
It seems they had die, so that could easily have been the case.

Some people nowadays get pretty fanatic. I wonder if there was such a thing as the "Memphis Senet Tournament", "The Giza Open" for Mehen players...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another link with Egyptian games:

http://www.cmi.k12.il.us/~kempeja/egypt2000/games.html


Nothing found about gambling though!
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