“none of the probable Mehen pieces known to survive today are small enough to fit into the individual segments of the boards with which they were found, adding yet another layer of intrigue to an already mysterious game”
Knowing Go player: “they were playing on the grid”.
Go, then called Weiqi arose in China around 3,000 years ago.
quite a well written article although this introductory sentence is a bit short.
And here is the British Museum’s top 10 of historical board games but …
shame on them
… without go.
They chose mahjong which is quite a not so old game instead. Not that coherent.