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PostSubject: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:23 pm

Hello Class,

For tonight's assignment, read the following article:

http://www.gamblingorigins.com/gambling-history-dice.shtml

(Copy the link into the address bar of a new window.)


You are required to post a response to this article on this forum. In your post, answer the following question regarding the article "Dice in Ancient Times":



WHAT is the most interesting fact you learned about dice or gaming in the article? Why do you feel this way? Explain.



Write at least three sentences. This does count as a homework grade, and remember, the best response from each class will earn a bonus point on the next quiz.


If you have any questions, please message me on the forum or email me at nweaver@loyalsocklancers.org.


Thanks, guys! I'm really looking forward to reading your responses.

- Mr. Weaver


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PostSubject: hey   Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:12 pm

The most intresting thing I learned was if you won you could sell the peorson that losed for a slave. I think it is weird that they could do that back then. I think they took the game of dice to far.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:17 pm

The most interesting thing that I learned from the History of Gaming is that so many cultures played that game. Even if it cost their freedom or money. cat
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:22 pm

the most interesting fact in the article for me was the part about Ancient Egypt. This was the most interesting because I learned something about Egypt that I didn't know. I didn't know that Rameses was portrayed playing a dice game.This to me was the most interesting fact.javascript:emoticonp('farao')
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:41 pm

I think this is an awsome project. A lot people will enjoy it. Great idea for an activity flower flower flower rendeer rendeer cat Like a Star @ heaven sunny sunny
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PostSubject: reply   Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:43 pm

the most interesting thing i found was that dice were used to predict the future in primitive cultured
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:46 pm

I liked the fact that they used dice to predict the future. It was really cool to learn about. I hope to learn more about it also.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:46 pm

the most interesting fact that i learned about dice was that they were used to predict the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:47 pm

I think the thing with the gambling slavery because it's wierd someone would do that. I would never do that and i wonder why they would do that. I guess it has something to do with the gods like Mr. Weaver said in class today. -Ryan Schrimp
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:51 pm

I think the most interesting thing was how many cultures actually played dice in the ancient times. albino
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PostSubject: Wow! Here's something interesting I found....   Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:42 pm

Wow! cheers those were really different ways of using a dice.
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PostSubject: Here's something interesting.......   Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:58 pm

Basketball Like a Star @ heaven I think the most interesting piece of information in the article was from the paragraph Sometimes, the Stakes Were High. The part that I found interesting was that some people were gullible enough to give their lives up for slavery. People would play dice games for money and when an opponent ran out of money they would risk their life. If they lost they would be slaves because the winner sold them, so they would be slaves.
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They must have been confident back then that they would be the winners
I thought this part was interesting because people now a days don't risk their life for silly games and the paragraph in the article showed us something that people did for fun back then. Razz ~ Anisha R. cat

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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:54 pm

I thought that, when the players run out of money they stake their personal freedom so that the winner could sell the loser into slavery was pretty interesting because they were that much into the game they would do that to someone. thats crazy.

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PostSubject: Gambling Article   Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:30 pm

Thw most interesting thing i learned was that they used to like decide who got sold into slavery with dice!
Thats so awful!!
Just the fact of slavery is awful but that AND now you you have no control over it because its by dice!!
Thats why i think its awful. study
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:45 pm

In my opinion i thought it was very interesting how they used dice games to make their decisions.
They believed it was the gods telling them what to do. But In my opinion it's all chance and luck.
Not how I would want to live my life exactly. That is what I thought the most interesting fact about dice was.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:47 pm

[i]I think that the most interesting thing is that dice, a thing that is very common and fun, was only invented to ease their minds from business.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:57 pm

I think that the most interesting part is how they actually based their futures on a simple game of dice. You think they would figure out that they could very well lose what they have just because of the game of chance.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:45 am

I think it was interesting that someone was willing to sacrifice their life into slavery based on the roll of the dice. Like most of you, I found this to be one of the more interesting comments in the article. It is surprising how dice were viewed as magical. Smile
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