NRICH: Seega
NRICH (University of Cambridge)

An ancient game for two from Egypt. You’ll need twelve distinctive ‘stones’ each to play. You could chalk out the board on the ground – do ask permission first.

NRICH: Alquerque
NRICH (University of Cambridge)

This game for two, was played in ancient Egypt as far back as 1400 BC. The game was taken by the Moors to Spain, where it is mentioned in 13th century manuscripts, and the Spanish name Alquerque derives from the Arabic El- quirkat. Watch out for being ‘huffed’.