Questions tagged [ancient-board-games]

Traditional board games played by cultures around the world before the modern era. Do NOT use this tag if a more specific one is available.

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Earliest cooperative board game

Which was the first cooperative board game? For the purpose of this question, we can define "cooperative" as "there is more than one player, and at the end of the game, they either all ...
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Identify similar Game to Achi

We in childhood played game called Bead 12 and a smaller version with 3 Beads. It is called in our local language Bara Tehni or Teen Tehni. A Bangladesh version of this game also called Baroguti and ...
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When and which board game was the first to be ever invented?

Which board game is the first to be ever invented, when was it invented and where?
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Computer engines that play Mancala

Are there any available computer engines that play the game Mancala? I know that there are many versions of the game but it would be interesting to know if there are computer engines that play the ...
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What is the name of this board game?

I've been trying to find the name of an old and simple board game but I can't seem to be able to. The rules were something in these lines: 2 players The board has around 10 board squares or holes ...
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How to give checkmate in the game of xiangqi?

There is a board game called xiangqi. It is also known as Chinese chess. I have found a very nice website which allows people to play xiangqi with computer. This site uses western pieces. http://www....
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What board game was found in this Viking tomb?

I was reading an article on the first genetic proof of female viking warriors, which mentions the inclusion of a game in the tomb: Furthermore, a full set of gaming pieces indicates knowledge of ...
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