The Full History of Board Games

The First Board Game

Board Games Become a Royal Pastime

Board Games Get Tied into Religion

The First Evidence of Humanity’s Longest Running Board Game

The First Evidence of Backgammon

The Influence of War Inspires Military Strategy Games

Board Games Become Part of Childhood

Board Games Influence Over Eastern Culture

  • 1 lacquered wooden game box (45.0 × 45.0 × 17.0 cm.)
  • 1 lacquered wooden game board (45.0 × 45.0 × 1.2 cm.)
  • 12 cuboid ivory game pieces (4,2 × 2.2 × 2.3 cm.), six black and six white
  • 20 ivory game pieces (2.9 × 1.7 × 1.0 cm.)
  • 30 rod-shaped ivory counting chips (16.4 cm. long)
  • 12 ivory throwing rods (22.7 cm. long)
  • 1 ivory knife (22.0 cm. long)
  • 1 ivory scraper (17.2 cm. long)
  • 1 eighteen-sided die with the numbers “1” through “16” and characters meaning “win” and “lose”.

Tafl Games and the Birth of Chess

The First Evidence of Mancala

The Landlord’s Game

The Oscars of Board Games

Catan’s Influence in The States

Kickstarter Gives People the Ability to Fund New Games

Board Gaming Becomes a Yearly World Wide Event

What’s in Store for the Future?



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