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The Board Game History Museum - Photos of ancient artifacts and paintings
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(11/14/08 - The museum has been updated with a new introduction.)

Lately I have found many pictures of ancient games and have submitted a fair number myself. I've created this geek list as showcase of the classical art and artifacts that have been submitted to the geek so that we can better understand the origin and lineage of the games we play now. I feel this is a very important part of gamer's lives and I hope you all enjoy this list as much as I do.

I welcome you to
The Board Game History Museum!


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Here are some links of general information on the history of boardgames:
http://www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/index.htm
http://www.boardgamestudies.info/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_game
http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Royal-Game-Ur.htm

And here are some predecessors to this list:
Flashback: BGG Top 10, BC
Mists of Time: Games from Antiquity
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