The Romans had a game known as Ludas Latrunculorum (“The Game of Soldiers”), or Latrunculi for short.  This game was played on various sized boards between two opposing forces.  It was first documented in 116-24 BC and played up until approximately 400 AD.  The Romans carried it to Ancient Egypt and Persia, where it was known as Nard.  (Not to be confused with an entirely different game of Nard played in the medieval times which is similar to backgammon.)  […] It is possible that this game is a descendant of the Ancient Greek game City.  There is a theory saying the Celts picked up Latrunculi at Hadrian’s Wall and carried it north in approximately 200 – 300 AD

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