Medieval Game Pieces Emerge from the Ruins of a German Castle

A recent discovery of medieval game pieces in a southern Germany castle gives a glimpse into leisure time activities of knights nearly a millennium ago. The find includes a six-sided die, flower-shaped game pieces, and a well-preserved chess piece made from antlers. The pieces show signs of use, highlighting their practicality in gameplay. Experts are intrigued by this evidence of early gaming culture, with the horse-shaped knight piece being a standout. The items will be displayed in upcoming exhibitions, but 3D views are available online for those unable to attend. Subscribe to the newsletter for more art-related updates.

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