Top 10 historical board games
26 February 2021

Try your hand at ten games spanning over 5,000 years of history – including ancient board games still played today, like the Game of Ur, senet, warri, mahjong and chess.

Tom Scott vs Dr Irving Finkel: The Royal Game of Ur
29 April 2017

For International Tabletop Day 2017, British Museum curator Irving Finkel challenged YouTuber Tom Scott to a round of the oldest playable board game in the world – The Royal Game of Ur – a game Irving discovered and deciphered the rules to himself.