Figure 10

A backgammon board from Johore, exhibited by His Highness the Sultan in the collection of games at the Columbian Exposition under the name of tabal, is represented in Figure 10.

It is played with 2 dice, dadu, those exhibited being marked in black and red, like those of China.

The name of the game, tabal, is doubtless from the Portuguese tabola or Spanish tabla, and dadu from the Portuguese or Spanish dado, "a die."

Last update January 31, 2010