Ancient Board Games by Irving Finkel

  • $32.00


Ancient Board Games

by Irving Finkel

Micheal O'Mara Books, 1996, hardcover board fold out with pieces in plastic attached box, ISBN 9781854792044

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, all pieces included.

'Four fun board games from the ancient world.
Here are four popular board games which were played in the days of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt and in nearby countries from about 5,000 years ago.  Everything you need is here - the playing boards in sumptuous colours, playing pieces and full instructions.
Chosen and recreated - after much archaeological detective work - by British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel, each game is a piece of living history.  Entertainment for family and friends as it was enjoyed in ancient times.'

  • Hounds and Jackals
  • Senet, Game of Thirty Squares
  • The Royal Game of UR
  • Mehen, The Snake Game