Warri board game

A West Indian pit and pebble board game called 'Warri'. The game board consists of a carved mahogany turtle with depressions on its back and 48 stone counters or 'knickers'.

Warri originated in northern Africa and may be among the oldest games in the world. Variations are known across the globe. At least two variants were brought to the Caribbean as a result of the slave trade during the seventeenth century.

This board was presented to Queen Elizabeth II during an Audience at Windsor Castle with the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda, 30th November 2015.
Collection description:
A West Indian pit and pebble board game called 'Warri'. The game board consists of a carved mahogany turtle with depressions on its back and 48 stone counters or 'knickers'. Warri originated in northern Africa and may be among the oldest games in th ...more
Artist or maker:
Unknown
Date:
2015
Material:
Mahogony; Stone
Rights:
Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2017
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