is a generic name given to a class of board games
similar to Backgammon
. During the 16th century the name Tables was sometimes also used to describe chess
Games in the Tables family include,
- Irish, popular 17th century British game.
- Astronomical Tables, 13th century, 7-sided game.
- Imperator, game described in the Alfonso X manuscript.
- El Mundo, four player game described in the Alfonso X manuscript
- Six, Deuce, and Ace, game described in the Alfonso X manuscript.
- Trictrac, a more complicated game similar to ticktack, believed to be french.
Games that it is thought may be in the Tables family,
- t'shu-p'u, chinese game.
- wu-sho, chinese game.
- thshan-han, chinese game.
- po-lo-sai-hi, chinese game.
- shwan-liu, chinese game.
- Nard, 8th century arab game.
- Tabula, a. 7th c. Roman game.
- Tablisti, greek game.