Freeschool

An unschooling blog

Oldest board game: Senet

Posted by freeschool on January 14, 2008

egypt

This weekend we made a visit to the Chicago Field Museum, using our brand new family membership that we got for Christmas.  We knew we had the whole year to see the entire museum, so we slowly went through just a few exhibits:

I think we had the most fun at Ancient Egypt.  We ran across a display of the Ancient Egyptian board game, Senet, purported to possibly be the oldest board game.  We played the online version at home afterwards which was great fun.  We are considering making or buying an offline version.

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