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Bone Dice

This dice was found at Shakespeare's New place during archaeological excavations in 2010. It is made of bone and is very small - only 7mm accross. 

Dice games were extremely popular in the Tudor period.  Shakespeare would likely have played dice games such as Backgammon - known as tables - or Quenes while at home with his family or while entertaining. Dice were also used regularly for gambling, a fact which Shakespeare mentions regularly in his plays. 

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I like the bone die becasue it is small and cool

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