Oldest Game Board Pieces Discovered in Turkey — Read/Download a PDF of the Discovery Article Here
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I enjoy both playing and designing board games. (I am an avid backgammon player!)
I am currently working toward the release of Realms of The SARA: Fourth World, my flagship strategic board game currently in the final stages of prototype and beta-testing.
Additional completed original board games:
Corners(tm) is a 2-player racing / entry-level strategy board game suitable for all ages.
Players race 5 pawns around a square spiral in a “roll and move” race from Start to Home (the center of the board). The linear-style board configuration seems straightforward yet landing on Corner spaces adds twists and turns.
Based on mystical numerics, Corners(tm) introduces entry-level strategic thinking processes into a short race game that incorporates the Fibonacci Sequence, the logarithmic growth pattern of the Golden Spiral.
Tarangini(tm)– Crossing the River of Life; Twelve Games, One Mystical Game Board
The board and games are inspired by the most ancient game boards discovered – the Royal Game of Ur and Senet, both dating from approximately 5,000 years ago. Other than one partial cuneiform discovered along with the Ur board, rules of play are unknown.
Other Games in Development:
- Mercenaries of Peace(tm),
- Blitz(tm), and
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About My Tapestry of Games Illustration Below
My ink drawing below, The Tapestry of Games, is born out of my lifelong fascination with and enjoyment of board games and expresses a “mystical roadmap” of the ancient origins of the human board-game journey.
Board games find their roots in the mystical, religious and spiritual imagination of the human mind. Not only played for pleasure, during leisure time, or for betting and gambling stakes, and as far back as 5,000 BC, board games confer opportunity for receipt of decision-making guidance, communications from other realms, personal insight, divination about future events and in some cases, such as in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, determine the life or death fate of the players.
Below I have also posted a photo of one of the early pre-prototype test board for Realms of The SARA: Fourth World.
Additionally, I have posted images of some of the oldest board games and board game artistic renderings yet discovered — Senet, Tabula, and The Royal Game of Ur, predecessors to our modern board games including chess and backgammon.
The Tapestry of Games
Realms of The SARA: Fourth World – TEST BOARD
Ancient Board Games