5,000 yr-old Jiroft Board Games - World’s Oldest Backgammons! قدیمی ترین تخته نرد های جهان در جیرفت As archaeologist and expert of Louvre Museum Jean Perrot noted in the Persian Journal article, the lay-out of the "holes" on the "eagle" boards discovered in Jiroft, Kerman - IRAN is highly suggestive of the twenty squares game boards excavated by Woolley in Sumer, the so-called "Royal Game of Ur."...
Alea evangelii (Game of the Gospels) was described and pictured in Oxford, CCC MS 122 (f. 5v pictured). This 11th c. Irish manuscript suggests that this version of Tafl was created at King Æthelstan’s court by an unknown scholar named Frank, and Israel the Grammarian. The diagram contains a mix of Latin and Old Irish captions.
Mehen game with gamestones, from Abydos, Egypt. The first evidence of the game Mehen is as old as 3,000 BC. It was very popular during the Old Kingdom, and remained prevalent at least until the Third Intermediate Period. Mehen was played on a board which looks like a snail shell at first glance, but actually represents a snake. The most detailed playing pieces were shaped like lions. The set of pieces included about three to six game bits and a few small marbles.
Reserved for Dee - Rare Collectible Board Game - The Game of Go - Complete (WM F. Drueke and Sons, Inc. 1951)