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...

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...

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...