Our love of board games is nothing new. ‘Senet’ is one of the earliest known board games and it’s believed Egyptian luminaries such as Tutankhamu­n and Queen Nefertari were fans. Evidence uncovered by archaeolog­ists suggests Senet was played as early as 3100 B.C. According to New York’s Metropolit­an Museum of Art, wealthy Egyptians played Senet using ornate game boards, examples of which still survive today. Those with fewer resources at their disposal would use grids scratched into stone surfaces, tables or the floor.

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