What games did the ancient Egyptians play?
The ancient Egyptians didn’t spend all their time working or preparing for the afterlife. They also liked to play lots of board games - especially the adults!
Board games were all played with ancient Egyptian versions of dice called throw sticks or knuckle bones. This was because they were all games of chance. For the ancient Egyptians, the element of chance symbolised that their fate was in the hands of the gods.