A fun way to learn about other countries, with the following board games: Dou Shou Qi “The Jungle Game” (Ancient China), Gomoku (Ancient Japanese), Senet (Ancient Egypt), Latrunculi (Ancient Rome), Reversi (Victorian England), and Nine Men’s Morris (Colonial America)
We discovered these various games while doing a World Geography class. Most are played by two people, all require some amount of thinking skills, and all were enjoyed by my students (of all ages).
When possible we reused game pieces from other games we already owned, but for some of them, we needed specialty pieces, and I’ve included masters for those. We generally printed the games on cardstock so they would keep longer.
Dou Shou Qi “The Jungle Game” (Ancient China)
Gomoku (Ancient Japanese)
Senet (Ancient Egypt)
Latrunculi (Ancient Rome)
Reversi (Victorian England)
Nine Men’s Morris (Colonial America)