Who said that the Romans were dumb at games? They didn’t have fun with sports that only included brawn and bloodshed like chariot racing and gladiator brawls. In fact they had a lot more to explain to the world about their gaming skills and this can be reflected from the glass d20 that was sold at an auction for a price that raises the common man’s brow. It has Roman inscriptions all around the sides and it is yet a task for historians to find out which precise game it was used for. What I can be sure of is that this has rolled on some noble territory some thousands of generations ago.
The Roman glass d20 was sold for $17, 925 at Christie’s auction house. I hope the buyer is an ardent gaming historian rather than a misinformed celebrity.