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Ancient Board Games: In the Minds of the Ancients

In this workshop students discover how and why board games were invented and played by three powerful civilisations: the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese. Students discover the values, rituals and practices of ancient societies through their games. They will play the Greek game Petteia and Chinese game of Go to delve into ancient warrior culture and battle strategy, and explore the passage into the underworld through Egyptian Senet.

Workshop Duration

Capacity

Cost per Student

VCE Ancient History Study Design links

1 hour 30 minutes

60 students

$18

Unit 3–4 Area of Study 1 – Greece: The political social and economic elements of living in an ancient society

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