Discovery News recently reported that some of the oldest gaming tokens were discovered in Turkey. The tokens, found in a burial at Başur Höyük, a 820- by 492-foot mound near Siirt in southeast Turkey, consists of 49 stones in a variety of shapes and colors. The tokens, carved in the form of dogs, pigs, and pyramids, could easily fit in at any modern tabletop game.
To trace the origin of tabletop games back through history to the discovery of these tokens, see the list.
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