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Ancient & Historical Board Games


Ancient & Historical Board Games

At Masters Traditional Games we aim to offer the most interesting selection of traditional board games available in Britain. This includes our growing range of ancient and historical board games - many of which are unique to our website.



Due 05 Oct 2019


Due 05 Oct 2019


From £39.90


The History of Board Games

To learn more about the History of Board Games, visit the Online Guide to Traditional Games.

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Welsh Tawlbwrdd - replica Tafl game

Welsh Tawlbrdd - leather board with wooden pieces

Tawlbwrdd - Welsh Tafl, a fascinating strategy game of unequal sides. Replica leather board with wooden pieces. For museums, schools & gifts

Roman Ludus Latrunculorum (Latrunculi) game

Roman Ludus Latrunculi - leather board with wooden pieces

Famous Roman strategy war Game Ludus Latrunculorum or Latrunculi. A historical replica leather board game - great for schools, museums and families.

Irish Brandubh - replica Tafl game

Irish Brandubh - leather board with wooden pieces

Brandubh - Irish version of Tafl, a fascinating strategy game of unequal sides. Replica leather board with wooden pieces. For museums, schools & gifts

Duodecim Scripta - ancient Roman game

Duodecim Scripta

Duodecim Scripta is a Roman board game for two players. Wooden box with a drawer for the pieces - 15 white discs, 15 brown discs

Hounds and Jackals - Ancient Egyptian Game of the Pharaohs

Ancient Egyptian Hounds and Jackals

Hounds and Jackals, the Game of the Pharaohs, one of the oldest board games in the world, this interesting replica is fun, entertaining & easy to play

Senet - Ancient Egyptian Game - Senat - Sen't

Ancient Egyptian Senet - painted red squares

These Senet boards are based on the popular game found in Egyptian tombs. This ancient game is enjoyable for children and adults.

The Royal Game of Ur - Ancient Sumerian Ur - Oldest Board Game

Royal Game of Ur

The Royal Game of Ur is credited as being the oldest board game in the world! Replica boards available to buy, manufactured to high quality standards

Buy Bagatelle Games - Unique Range of Pin Bagatelles

Hand-made Oak Bagatelle game with bells and plunger

Our range of quality wooden Pin Bagatelle games & accessories for old English folding Bagatelles boards. Buy now from the traditional games specialist.

Fighting Serpents - North American Indian game

Fighting Serpents - Native American game

Fighting Serpents is an old North American Indian game which is a bit like Alquerque or Draughts. Replica leather board with wooden pieces.

Fanorona - Madagascan game

Fanorona - Madagascan game

Madagascan Fanorona. Replica leather board with wooden pieces. Ancient strategy board game from Madagascar.

Game of the Goose - The First Commercial Board Game

Wooden Game of the Goose - Bandeja Style

The Game of the Goose holds the accolade of being the first modern commercial board game! It is a simple race game governed by the throw of dice.

Surakarta - Roundabouts - Ancient Indonesian Board Game


Surakarta (Roundabouts) is an interesting abstract strategy game from Indonesia. A colourful game that is easy to learn but fascinating and enjoyable.

Agon - game of the hexagons

Agon - game of the hexagons

Agon, game of the hexagons, is an abstract strategic board game. The rules are easy to learn and the game is engrossing and fun for all ages.

Hnefatafl - Buy The Viking Game & Ancient Tablut

Hnefatafl - the Viking game - Masters Edition

Shop now for the classic Viking games, Hnefatafl & Tablut. Low prices, 5-star service & quick delivery. From the traditional games specialist.

Isle of Lewis Chess Sets - Buy Lewis Chessmen

Lewis Chessmen Sets

A range of superb Lewis Chessmen replica sets, from leading Chess manufacturers such as SAC. Buy Lewis Chess sets in different sizes & finishes.

Bagha Chal - Moving Tigers Game

Bagha Chal - Moving Tigers Game

Nice looking wooden Bagha Chal game. A good size, nicely decorated wooden board with rustic looking wooden playing pieces. Hand made in Spain.

Buy Draughts / Checkers. Chequerboards and pieces

Dal Negro 36cm chessboard (43mm squares)

A variety of Draughts / Checkers games. We have both 8 x 8 and 10 x 10 Chequerboards and accompanying quality Draughts pieces.

Mancala & Oware games - Authentic African Oware Boards & Tables

Mancala & Oware Games

Large range of genuine African Mancala games that make superb gifts. Including Oware games for children and more serious Oware tables from Ghana.

Buy Nine Mens Morris - Unique range of Mill / Merels board games

Dal Negro Nine Men's Morris Board & Wooden Pieces

Range of Nine Mens Morris board games (also called Mill, Merrells, Merel). Buy quality 9 Mens Morris games all at fantastic prices.

Rithmomachy - Board Game - The Philosopher's Game


Rithmomachy board game. Nicely decorated wooden board with vinyl playing surface. Unusual, highly complex board game.

Alquerque - Ancient Board Game - Forerunner to Draughts

Alquerque - ancient draughts/checkers game

Alquerque is an ancient board game that originated in the Middle East and can be described as the forerunner to Draughts.

Buy Fox and Geese - Board Game of Unequal Sides

Inlaid Fox and Geese board with painted wooden animal pieces

Selection of Fox and Geese type games - a centuries old game from the middles ages. Fox and Geese is a classic medieval game of unequal sides.

Chaturanga Chess | 4 handed Chess from Ancient India


Chaturanga Chess, a different version of chess played using a die. From Ancient India. For 2, 3 or 4 players


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