18th Century Board Games

See also toys & playthings and playing-cards and other games elsewhere on this site. (Dice from the 18th century can be found with the gaming equipment.)

Backgammon and Trictrac



See also Tableaux ayant pour sujet les échecs.

The Game of the Cries of …

The Game of the Goose

The Game of Human Life

  • BritMus 1893,0331.78, “Stationen Spiel auf der Reise dieses Lebens in Bildern,” Nuremburg, early 18th century
  • GNM HB 23884 Kapsel 1258a, “La Vie Humaine, un nouveau Jeu,” c. 1751-1800
  • V&A MISC.124-1989, a silk game-board for “La Vie Humaine un Nouveau Jeu,” Germany, 1790-1810
  • V&A E.156-1933, a hand-colored engraving for “The New Game of Human Life,” London, 1790
  • V&A CIRC.235-1964, a hand-colored engraving on linen, “The New Game of Human Life,” London, 1790
  • MoL A19011, “The New Game of Human Life,” London, 1790

The Game of the Owl

Games of arithmetic & mathematics

Games of history & chronology

Games of geography

Games of heraldry

Games of love

Other board games