Senet board gameBoard Games have been played since the beginning of time, even pre-dating literacy skill development. Board games are generally played on a flat surface and may include figures, dice, markers, cards,and other pieces.  Board games may have no inherent theme (like checkers or go) or may be highly themed (like Zombies!!!)

Senet, a board game found in the tombs of predynastic Egyptians (3500 BC) is the oldest board game know to have existed.