Brief History of Board Games

2016-10-12_2057Board games are back, but have they ever been away? Not if you talk to the many fans out there. But where did it all start? What was the first board game and how did they evolve into the intricate gaming experiences we have today?

Let’s take a quick look back in time.

In South East Turkey, small carved painted stones were found that date back to around 5,000 years ago and these are thought to be the earliest gaming pieces found. An early board game found in Egypt is Senet, a game with a grid of 30 squares in rows of ten according to Wikipedia, the board features 2 sets of pawns and while details of the rules are sketchy, historians Timothy Kendall and R.C Bell, have apparently reconstructed the rules and game play for modern play.

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