Sunday, 3 April 2016

Stranger Games

The 2016 Board Game Studies Colloquium is to be hosted at The German Games Archive in Nuremberg.

I'll be giving a paper on the spintriae, curious Roman tokens from the first century AD with an erotic image on one side and a number on the other that are often referred to as "brothel tokens".

They are of interest to games scholars because one idea about their use is that they may have been used as games pieces.

My presentation, "Stranger Games: The Life and Times of the Spintriae" will review the evidence

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