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When and which board game was the first to be ever invented?

According to oldest.org, the oldest board game was Senet, invented ca. 3500 BCE in Egypt. Some other ancient games that are popular are Checkers (c.3000 BCE, Ancient Mesopotamia), Go (c.c.2000 BCE, ...
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When and which board game was the first to be ever invented?

This academic paper makes a strong claim for Three Men's Morris (later to become Nine Men's Morris; the game is generalised to 'merels' in the paper); it may be that some Stone Age or Bronze Age ...
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What board game was found in this Viking tomb?

The game is most likely Hnefatafl, the ancestor of a family of derivative modern games referred to as tafl games. Hnefatafl was the most popular board game in early-Medieval Europe, having accompanied ...
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When and which board game was the first to be ever invented?

The oldest games that could be considered "board" games are almost certainly of the Mancala family. Mancala pieces have been found throughout Africa (including Egypt) and The Middle East to ...
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How to give checkmate in the game of xiangqi?

The best pieces for giving checkmate are the chariots and cannon that move in straight lines and at long range. Horses can be used, but only at close range, which is to say that they are vulnerable to ...
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Identify similar Game to Achi

Predominantly games of this style fall under either the Alquerque or Zamma families. There are a number of variants played globally, with the board shape and number of stones varying considerably ...
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When and which board game was the first to be ever invented?

Not to forget Backgammon which is supposed to be one of the oldest games in existence. Around 5000 years ago it appeared in the Mesopotamian area. Until today experts are not sure if that was really a ...
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Computer engines that play Mancala

The Mancala variant Oware was strongly solved in 2002. This basically means they have a database with the best move and outcome of all possible positions in the game. The researchers made their ...
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What is the name of this board game?

This looks like the jumping frogs puzzle. There are several variants. The number of spaces and pieces can vary. The number of pieces you can jump over can vary. As far as I know, this qualifies as ...
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What board game was found in this Viking tomb?

None of the information that you have provided gives any information about the pieces or the board other then a suggestion at a possible use. Because of that it is hard to get into much specifics ...
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