Games to Play
Senet - a board game from ancient Egypt
Board games were very common in ancient Egypt and people from all levels of society played them. Many game boards from ancient Egypt have been found by archaeologists. However, the rules explaining how to play these games have not survived. By studying game boards and other evidence, experts have made some educated guesses about how these games were played.
Play the Ancient game of Senet
The Royal Game of Ur - a board game from Mesopotamia
Board games were popular in Mesopotamia. Different types of boards and game pieces have been found by archaeologists. The remains of this board were found by Leonard Woolley in a grave at Ur.
Play the Royal Game of Ur
Nine Mens Morris - a Roman Game
Board games were very popular with the Romans. We know this from archaeological finds from all over the Roman World. Nearly every Roman site in Britain has provided evidence in the form of counters and boards. Hadrian's Wall is no exception and a fine example of a board and pieces found at Segedunum can be seen displayed in the Roman Gallery.
Play Nine Men's Morris