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History of Board Games

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Board Games
History of Board Games
5000 BC
Early forms of dice; small carved painted stones were found at a burial mound in southeast Turkey.
These are the earliest gaming pieces ever found.
3100 BC
Board games became popular among pharaohs in Ancient Egypt.
One of the first known board games were Senet.
Egyptians were strong believers in the concept of “Fate”. It’s thought that the high element of luck in the game of Senet were strongly tied to this concept. A successful player was under the protection of the major gods.
3000 BC
Board games became popular with the working class.
Soon became popular with religious groups.
1300 BC
Numerous wars in the 13th century, start to influence board game themes.
500 BC
Board games were primarily played by adults in ancient cultures but were quickly adopted by children.
One of the first games centered towards kids was Hop-Scotch
Today
Board games are a common and popular activity among children and adults, played around the world.
Male Board Games
References
https://diceygoblin.com/blog/the-full-history-of-board-games/
http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/3/48/107.3631
http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/3/48/104.216
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http://www.magartsblog.net/bizarre-board-games-from-days-gone-by/
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http://www.poprewind.com/5-girliest-girl-board-games/
http://sixtygig.com/index.php?/topic/1919-what-was-your-favorite-childhood-board-game/
https://magisterrex.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/the-best-classic-board-games-careers-1955-2009/
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http://aschenstedt.no-ip.org/mediawiki/index.php/Parker
http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2010/02/17/pink-ouija-board-targets-young-girls-as-spiritists-or-spiritual-victims/
https://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/jenga-for-girls/
Female Board Games
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