War Games by Fredericks & Mae

Fredericks & Mae is a material anthropology of objects with confused origins.  Tools, games and rituals trace arcs though history and across the earth – we follow these arcs: nose to the ground and mouths agape.

Travel Backgammon

Set includes 30 playing pieces, four dice, and an instructional booklet. Backgammon is the oldest known board game, excavations in Iran have shown that a similar game existed there around 3000 BC. Other examples of ancient Backgammon have been found in excavation sites in Egypt, Rome, Turkey and England.

Moon Domino

Moon Dominos replace the classic dots (or pips), with silkscreened phases of the moon. Box comes with booklet.
The game’s name comes from the pieces’ resemblance to Venetian Carnival masks known as domino, which were white with black spots. These masks were so named, in turn, because they resembled French priests’ winter hoods, being black on the outside and white on the inside. The oldest known domino set was found in Tutankamen’s tomb, among the ruin of Thebes.

Price: 69€ – 129€

Material

Travel Backgammon:
baltic birch, dice, and magnets
Moon Domino:
baltic birch, ink, paper

Dimensions:

Travel Backgammon:
33 cm x 33 cm x 7,5 cm
Moon Domino:
23 cm x 7,5 cm x 5,5cm

Category
Accessories