Gambling games were very popular all over the world from as early as we can tell. People played games with knucklebones. Knucklebones are the vertebrae (the backbone) of medium-sized animals like sheep or goats, and the games you play with them are like jacks (In fact you can still find jacks shaped like knucklebones some places).
Children have also played with dolls since before there were even humans, when chimpanzees played with sticks.
In ancient Rome and China, some dolls were made of wood and some of clay and bone and ivory. Some dolls had jointed legs and arms, so the children could move them. Others are all in one piece. This jointed ivory doll is from Tarragona in Spain.
Children had many other toys too: rattles, and little wooden horses and wagons on wheels that you could pull along on a string, and wooden blocks that they could stack up and knock down.