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    Default Oldest Gameing Tokens Found in Turkey

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    Small carved stones unearthed in a nearly 5,000-year-old burial could represent the earliest gaming tokens ever found, according to Turkish archaeologists who are excavating early Bronze Age graves.

    Found in a burial at Başur Höyük, a 820- by 492-foot mound near Siirt in southeast Turkey, the elaborate pieces consist of 49 small stones sculpted in different shapes and painted in green, red, blue, black and white.

    "Some depict pigs, dogs and pyramids, others feature round and bullet shapes. We also found dice as well as three circular tokens made of white shell and topped with a black round stone," Haluk Sağlamtimur of Ege University in İzmir, Turkey, told Discovery News.
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    We all come from a long line of gaming ancestors my friends...

    I can already imagine Fertile Crescent Tynskel and Eldargal debating whether "pig" is undercosted and "pyramid" spam is ruining the game...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    I can already imagine Fertile Crescent Tynskel and Eldargal debating whether "pig" is undercosted and "pyramid" spam is ruining the game...
    No, the problem is that sphere is just intrinsically better than disk as a mechanic, and it disadvantages all the armies that rely on disk. That's why they have to field so many more pyramids.
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    The pyramids are okay, but I would have liked to see more edge highlighting ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabterayl View Post
    The pyramids are okay, but I would have liked to see more edge highlighting ...
    Phoenicians are totally beardy. They never do more than the one-color minimum.
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    I'm not even playing until they bring out a new edition or adopt the UrNAT FAQ as standard.

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    You gotta have some serious stones to play that game.

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    THEY DID SOMETHING I CANNOT COHERENTLY COMMUNICATE AND IT MADE MY GRAN EXPLODE.

    #ragequit #disagreeingmakesyoudefective #hobbyhipstermartyr
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    And somewhere - Fertile Crescent Matt Ward spins in his (5000 year old) grave...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred View Post
    And somewhere - Fertile Crescent Matt Ward spins in his (5000 year old) grave...
    What if it's the same Matt Ward. What if he never dies? What if he just... goes on?
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    Archaeologists now believe that the ancient scripts and carvings covering the walls of temples are actually an ancient form of 'message board' in which players in long lost civilizations argued over the merits and detriments of yet-to-be-released factions such as cone.

 

 
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