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What games did people play in ancient India?

By |2017-07-20T09:49:31+00:00July 20th, 2017|Games, India|

A die found in excavations at a Harappan period site. Note that the six is not opposite the one. People brought the idea of throwing the knucklebones of sheep or pigs to tell the future, or to play a game of skill like jacks, when they first came from Africa to India about 40,000 BC. But people in India may have been [...]

Ancient Egyptian games: play and toys in ancient Egypt

By |2018-05-27T13:56:52+00:00June 14th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Games|

Ancient Egyptian games:  knucklebones Egyptian board games: senet and mancala Ancient Egyptian games were a lot like some games people still play today. Some Egyptian games were traditional African games. (More about African games) The Egyptians learned other games from their West Asian neighbors. (More about West Asian games) People in ancient Egypt played [...]

How to Play African Games

By |2018-05-25T09:18:06+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Africa, Crafts, Games|

Playing cats-cradle Many of these African games require no equipment at all to play, just some dirt and stones. Go someplace where there are dirt and stones (this may be the hard part if you live in the city, so consider going to the beach or to a campground). African games you can play [...]