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The Online Guide to Traditional Board Games
- History and Useful Information -

I have attempted to include on this page the histories of any ancient board game that still has major derivatives which are played today. 'Ancient' is used rather loosely in that I mean board games with histories older than around 1500 AD.

The Game of Twenty Squares (The Royal Game of Ur)

The sublime game of Go (Wei Qi)

The Mancala Family

The Chess Family (International Chess, Chinese Chess, Shogi)

The Tafl family (Tablut + Fox and Geese)

Nine Men's Morris (Mill, Merels)

The Alquerque Family (Draughts, Checkers, Fanorona)

From Senet to Backgammon

Pachisi, the National Game of Indiai (Parcheesi, Ludo)

The Mystical game of Moksha-Patamu (Snakes and Ladders)


Halma was invented about 1880 and Chinese Checkers is just a modern Western version of Halma popular in the 1920's. Reversi, played on a Draughts board was invented in 1888.


The Games Cabinet Magazine's Traditional Games Page

Collectible Board Games specialises in this kind of thing from Bob Finn

Roman Board Games An excellent site by Wladyslaw Jan Kowalski

Rules to Period Games contains some good links to Renaissance and Medieval games

Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors (formerly the American Game Collectors Association).

Board Game Studies

Abstract Games Magazine

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