All cultures have developed games to be played during leisure periods. The Romans are best known for their large-scale entertainments, but they also had simpler ways of passing the time such as board games. Evidence for the same Roman games can be found across the empire. This board, which was found in North Wales, offers a good starting point for finding out about everyday pastimes in Roman Britain.
Caerhun, Conwy, North Wales
made of local slate with pebble and paste counters
width: 18.5 cm
height: 11 cm
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