(2 customer reviews)


The Roman Game

Believed to be the forerunner of Backgammon, Tabula was widely played throughout the Roman Empire. The Emperor Claudius (A.D. 41-54) was said to be so fond of the game that he had a board fixed to his chariot so that he could play while travelling.

Its appeal is understandable, for Tabula is still an excellent game. The opportunities for strategic play, combined with the chance throw of a pair of dice, makes for a uniquely exciting and challenging race round a board. Oxford Games’ Tabula (first published in 1990), with its beautifully illustrated board and translucent glass stones, is as visually appealing as it is fun to play.

As Tabula was one of OG’s top selling games , we have plans to republish it soon. Meanwhile, we have a few original 1990 sets of Tabula that we are selling as part of our Vintage Collection of games.

Age 8+

For 2 Players

Out of stock

Additional information

Product Contents

1x Illustrated playing board
15x Green glass playing stones
15x Blue glass playing stones
2x Roman-numeral dice
A set of rules with some background notes

Product Safety

Due to the size and material of the glass playing pieces the game is unsuitable for children under 5 years

Returns Policy

Please see our Vintage Collection returns policy

Weight0.6 kg
Dimensions23 × 23 × 4.2 cm

2 reviews for Tabula

  1. Julie Rayner

    We love this game. It doesn’t matter how far ahead one player is in the game it always ends up as a race to the finish line. One of our favourite games – simple but strategic.

  2. mary

    The best board game. Only needs 2 players. We have been playing since my daughter was about 6. She is now 24 and still playing. Can be played simply or using strategies. Intriguing. I have NEVER got bored or sick of it. Great for learning the Roman numerals!

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