Historical Board Games

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.


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

Historic Chess Sets - replica notable chess sets from times past

Berkeley Isle of Lewis Chess Set (cream & red)

Historical Chess Sets and replicas from the past such as the historic Lewis Chessmen as well as Chaturanga sets.

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


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

Largest selection of quality wooden Pin Bagatelle games and also accessories for the old English folding Bagatelles boards

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

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 - the Viking Game - Ancient Tablut - Tafl Game

Hnefatafl - the Viking game

Fascinating tafl game of unequal forces of Viking origin and at least 1500 years old. We offer a good range of high quality Tafl games for purchase.

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.


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