Board games are games that involve a board, normally with game-specific designs upon it. It is one of the most popular types of game.
The first known board game is generally considered the Royal Game of Ur. It was discovered by Sir Leonard Woolley while excavating tombs in Iraq. Another early game is mancala; also Senet was played in Ancient Egypt. However, one of the most well-known early games is Go, interesting due to the fact that the rules have stayed identical for many millennia.