TALI, or knucklebones game was also very popular in Rome.
TALI, or knucklebones game was also very popular in Rome. Tali simply means knucklebone in Latin. In Greece they were called astragal. Due to the different shapes each of the tour sides of the knucklebone has, they were used as a type of dice, calculating each throw?s value depending on the sides obtained.There is a known throw called VENUS that consisted of obtaining one side of each type. This means: values of 1, 3, 4 and 6. The set contains four bone knucklebones in a textil bag with fastener. You can find more information about tali at http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/showcase/boardgames6.html