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MrWeaver
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PostSubject: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:25 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: homework reply :]   Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:16 pm

The most interesting fact I learned from the site was that dice were invented a long time ago. I mean way before 1,000 B.C. You know before Trojans and greeks. Pretty interesting huh?
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PostSubject: Steven Lepore   Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:20 pm

I think it would be fun to make games. And it's wierd that they played games back in history.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:37 pm

The most interesting fact i learned from reading that passage was the things they used to play the games. They would use all different kinds of things. It said they used sea shells, pebbles, and a lot of other interesting things. I feel this way because i think it's very cool and interesting to know that they used those different things to play those games.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:02 pm

The most interesting thing i learned from the passage was how different cultures would use dice to determine different things. For example in the passage it said that the roman historians Tacitus, said that in certian german tribes people that ran out of money would offer thier freedom. So then if they lost the winner of the game would have the choice to either sell or keep the enslaved person. And it also said that people would us the dice as magical symbols to see the future. So in all i feel that this would be the most interesting fact about the passage because we are learning about different cultures and what they used dice and other objects to represent.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:11 pm

The most interesting fact I learned about dice and gaming from this passage is that they were were not limited to the classical civilizations and members of cultures from around the world have gambled with dice that have unusual markings and shapes. Such as, plum stones, peach pits, seeds, pebbles, bones, deer horn, pottery, walnut shells, seashells, and beaver teeth to play dice games. I feel this way because I think it's really cool how many types of dice were originated all over the world and the history of it.
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PostSubject: what i though was intresting   Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:19 pm

what i found intresting was that if the players ran out of money, they would some times stake their personal freedom, then if they lost the winner would sell them to slavery
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:11 pm

The most interesting thing I learn from the article was in ancient times, giving your life away was a prize in gambling. I think that it wasn't the best choice to give your life, but I 'm only basing it on life today. If i were in that type of situation that i would consider what else i could gamble. I would be scared if I was going to be sold to someone else or work my entire life for someone.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:57 pm

that's so cool. i think that is very interesting. wow!.. they played games back in 10,000 B.C. i am so glad i know that fact now.
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PostSubject: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:05 pm

The most interesting fact I learned about dice and gaming from this passage is that dice was not limited to the so-called classical civilizations. It was also interesting that they gambled with dice featuring unusual shapes and markings. Such as, plum stones, peach pits, pebbles, seeds, bones, deer horn, pottery, walnut shells, beaver teeth, and seashells. I feel this way because it is interesting to learn about the history of the dice and where it came from.
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PostSubject: homework   Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:10 am

the most interesting thing i found was that when the players would sometime run out of money, they would stake there own personal freedom, so that the winner could sell the loser into slavery.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:52 am

I think the most interesting or crazy thing, is that the dice was invented a very long time ago along with other types of chance games.
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PostSubject: Re: Assignment for April 10, 2008 - History of Gaming 1   Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:03 pm

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