Mehen (The Game of the Snake) (Ancient Egyptian game)
Mehen was a board game that has documented evidence from 3000 BC to 2300 BC in ancient Egypt. The game was named for
Mehen, a mythological snake-god. The actual rules and game play are completely unknown. The board depicts a coiled
snake whose body is divided into rectangular pieces. From archaeological evidence, the game was played with lion or lioness shaped game pieces in sets of 3 to 6 and small spheres or marbles. Mehen is considered to have been a race game.