Thursday, August 15, 2013

World's oldest board game?

Today in cool, Gizmodo points us to a cool discovery in Turkey - 5000 year old board game pieces:
The extensive set is made up of 49 small, carved stones that wouldn't be entirely dissimilar to chess pieces if not for the fact that, in addition to black and white, the tokens also come painted in red, blue, and green and were accompanied by poorly preserved wooden sticks.
These may date as far back as the oldest know game Senet or even further.  Very, very cool.

(Thanks for the tip, Matt)

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