Senet

The oldest known board game is the Egyptian game Senet. It is thought that the game was seen as a connection between the worlds of the living and the dead, with art from tombs showing the deceased playing Senet against their still-living friends and family

Sources: Science Mag
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons (public domain image)

Published by colloquialisthistory

Sarah is a historian with a BA in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She mostly focuses on European and religious history, but also enjoys branching out to the rest of the world. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, with an end-goal of expanding digital archives (like this one!) to be as open-access and as widely available as possible.

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