Board games are an invention that has been around much, much longer than the average person would probably expect. Most civilizations throughout history have had some form of board game within its culture, with relics of some board games being discovered before signs that the culture had even developed literacy skill.
The oldest confirmed board game can be traced back to 3500 BC, to the predynastic era of Egypt. Senet, as it has been come to be called, translates to "the passing game." You can also purchase warlord games via https://tistaminis.com/collections/warlord-games/.
The game has enough popularity in Egypt, with the remains of Senet, boards were found not only in the predynastic era but also at the burial site of the First Dynasty, which dates to about 3100 BC.
Paintings of Senet has been found on the walls of many Egyptian burial tombs, tombs Merknara which dates to around 3300-2700 BC and the Third Dynasty burial sites hesy, who lived from 2686-2613 BC.
At the time of the New Dynasty 1567-1085 BC, Senet has come to be an important game tomb to Egypt. He believes that a good player Senet would be protected from harm by the gods and often, the bodies would be buried with Senet boards as a means to assist in the dangerous journey to the afterlife.
Egyptian Book of the Dead makes reference to Senet and its use with the afterlife journey, proving the vast importance to their communities. Across the world, in China, the board game of Go is being developed at the same time.