The highly unusual wooden dice was found during excavations in the Norwegian city of Bergen. Featuring “two fives” and “two fours,” archaeologists believe that the dice was used to cheat in games.
What were medieval dice made of?
These dice, like many others from the Middle Ages, were crafted out of bone. Dice were made out of bone since ancient times, a tradition which carried into the later Middle Ages.
What is the Aberdeenshire game board?
ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND—A game board thought to have been used to play Hnefatafl, a Norse strategy game, has been found in eastern Scotland, according to a report in The Scotsman. Archaeologist Ali Cameron of the Book of Deer Project said the game board dates to the medieval period.