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The Ancient Game of Pah-Tum

The game of PAH-TUM is played on a board of 7x7 squares. Like it's distant relatives Renju, Pente, Gomoku, Naughts and Crosses, and Tic-Tac-Toe, players alternate in an attempt to form collections of markers which score points. PAH-TUM gameboards have been discovered in Mesopotamia and Assyria and a board fashioned in ivory was discovered in the tomb of Reny-Seneb, XII dynasty, and dated at roughly 1800 BC.

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