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Topic: Rithmomachia, The philosophers game
Posted By: GrimoireA3
Subject: Rithmomachia, The philosophers game
Date Posted: May/17/2016 at 5:55pm
I had played Rithmomachia for two years but players are hard to find. I discovered Rithmo with the Society for Creative Anachronism (S.C.A.)and its the most esoteric game I know of (based on Boethius proportions). Anybody ever played The Philosopher's Game: Rithmomachia?

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Posted By: GrimoireA3
Date Posted: May/24/2016 at 8:57am
O.K., if you want to learn 'Rithmo' this interesting and educational board game: Rithmomachia (the battle of numbers, or better, the battle of numerical harmonies) try these websites:

Society for Creative Anachronism (S.C.A.):

http://www-cs.canisius.edu/~salley/SCA/Games/rithmomachy.html

http://photo1.blogger.com/img/46/1619/640/1.jpg

http://www.medievalists.net/2012/06/12/rithmomachia-the-lost-mathematical-treasure-of-the-dark-ages/


Little is known of the origin of the philosopher's game, Rithomomachia, but it was used to teach Boethian proportions.

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethias (died 524 A.D.) whose book DE MUSICA (which was heavily based on the Pythagoreo-Platonic concept of numerical ratios of the musical scale) was a main text source of the QUADRIVIUM, the curriculum of the Catholic Church's monastic and cathedral schools in 11th century education. It is believed Rithmomachia was developed during this period of scholasticism before the advent of the secular universities to teach Boethian mathematics to Catholic monks and Catholic priests.

Anyways, Rithmo is still a good game to learn math as you play.

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Posted By: GrimoireA3
Date Posted: May/27/2016 at 9:03am
O.K. guys, some more 'Rithmo' sites:


http://www.gamecabinet.com/rules/Rithmomachia.html


http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/R/Rithmomachia.html


NOTE: **FREE DOWNLOAD**
http://download.cnet.com/Rithmomachia/3000-20416_4-75784906.html

(Try a few games of Rithmomachia and see how you like it)??



Bryanna's Treasure Box (check out all the Medieval games, including Rithmo):

http://bryannastreasurebox.com/rithmomachia/


http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Rithmomachy


Hope all this piques your interest in Rithmomachia!

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Please Note: I am not a Mason. And also, I am not an anti-Mason!


Posted By: pointwithinacircle
Date Posted: July/08/2016 at 7:24pm
Well, your post got me interested enough to buy Anne Moyer's book.  Now I just have to learn the rules, make a board, and teach someone else to play so I have an opponent.  :-)


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