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How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated

Like Spilt Milk: How Ancient Board Games Were Disseminated Irving Finkel Assistant Keeper, Department of the Middle East, The British Museum Between Play and Rebirth: The Game of Hounds and Jackals Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi Hagop Kevorkian Research Associate, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, MMA Moves...

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iPhone App: The Royal Game of Ur

The Royal game of Ur is an ancient Babylonian game that is about as old as the Great Pyramid itself, literally. It is very similar to the ancient Egyptian game Aseb, and may have been imported to Egypt from Mesopotamia by the Hyksos. This game...

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Aseb: Twenty Squares

The ancient Egyptian game of Aseb, also known as ‘The Twenty Squares game’ is one of the oldest known games dating back to about 3000 BC. Boards from the 17th Dynasty have been found, evidence that the game was played for thousands of years. It...

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iPhone App: Ancient Egyptian Triad

This iPhone app gives you three ancient Egyptian board games in one: Senet, Mehen and Hounds & Jackals! You can play with your friends with support for 2 or 4 players on the same screen. FEATURES - Gorgeous graphics and multiple graphical themes for each...

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Hounds and Jackals

Hounds and Jackals is a bit like Senet but instead of moving pieces on a board like Senet, the players plug hound-headed and jackal-headed pegs into holes in the board. Thought to be the origin of the modern game of Snakes & Ladders, Hounds and...

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iPhone App: Pocket History Ancient Egypt

Instead of a game today I bring you a free handy pocket reference iPhone app. It has a nice clean interface, and is easy to use. The main menu items are as follows: History Egyptian Gods Pharaoh’s Treasure Culture Government Tech All content is taken from...

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Mehen – an Ancient Egyptian Multiplayer Game

Remember Snakes & Ladders? Well, the ancient Egyptian game Mehen is nothing like that, though it does involve a snake. Mehen was played very early in Egypt’s history. Evidence for the game has been found dating from the Predynastic Period to the Old Kingdom (about...

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iPhone App: Mummys Treasure

I’d like to start out by saying that this is not a very educational app from an Egyptological or historical perspective. It is, however, very thought provoking and heaps of fun. I couldn’t stop playing it. The idea is to collect all the gold treasure...

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e-book: Ancient Egyptian Games

I’ve put together a small e-book called Ancient Egyptian Games and I thought would be worth writing about it here as an introduction to e-books. The book covers the main ancient Egyptian board games like the popular backgammon-like Senet, to the lesser known Aseb. The...

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Make Your Own Game of Senet

In the previous post here on Ancient Egyptian Games we looked at the ancient Egyptian game of Senet for the iPhone. This time I am going to help you build you very own senet game board, a replica of the senet game that was found...

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