In today’s Biography of a Board Game, Scott takes us through the long history of The Game of the Goose, which became a template for almost every roll-and-move game into Victorian times and beyond.

Show notes:

1m49s: The ancient Egyptian game of Mehen 

2m04s: History of the labyrinth

2m24s: The Discus of Phaistos, also known as the Phaistos Disc 

2m50s: Games mentioned

3m33s: Bibliothèque curieuse et instructive de divers ouvrages anciens et modernes, a book by Claude-François Ménestrier, is available to read online in French.

4m33s: Works mentioned:

5m07s: Works mentioned:

Originally posted at Ludology