A Few of the Games in the Exhibit


Board games have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs and other sites in the Middle East, the ancestors of today's Backgammon and Checkers games. Cribbage and Dominoes were played in the 1600s and jigsaw puzzles were marketed commercially in the 1700s. The first American board game, The Traveller's Tour Through The United States, was published in 1822.


Greensboro children in the 1800s might have played checkers, cribbage and dominoes, as well as made jigsaw puzzles and played cards. These can all be tried at the Historical Society exhibit.

Antique Chinese Checkers board on display

Other Antique Games on display