Explore our free, downloadable games inspired by our collections which you can play at home with your family.
Either print out these sheets or draw the simple game boards yourself. Collect some counters (stones, buttons, anything will do!) and some dice. Then you are ready to play these exciting games of chance, skill and strategy. There are nine games for you to try, find the free downloads below.
From Ancient Egypt: Senet (The Gateway)
Senet is one of the oldest known board games in the world. To win the game you will need a keen eye, a strategic mind and a little bit of luck!
From Anglo-Saxon Britain: Merels (Six Men’s Morris)
Merels, or Six Men’s Morris, was played across Anglo-Saxon Britain. The objective of the game is to try and make a ‘mill’, a line of three counters running vertically or horizontally, while blocking the mills of your opponent.
The Game of the Goose is a race game played with dice where the first player to reach the end is the winner. The first commercially-produced boardgame in history, played in royal courts and at home by wealthy families. The race is on!
Playscripts, activities and more! Make your own ancient theatre experience at home and share your experience with us.
The Ancient Greek playwrights wrote some amazing plays, performed in the great theatrical festivals of the god Dionysus. The three main types of Greek plays were tragedies, comedies and satyr plays. These play scripts are based on the original surviving scripts but we have simplified them and made them more accessible to younger children, so all age groups can join in the fun!
The Frogs was a comedy written by Aristophanes and was performed at one of the festivals to Dionysus in approximately 405 BCE in Athens. This simplified script is appropriate for primary school children and is written with a modern twist of comedy.
Medea was a tragedy written by Euripedes and was first performed in approximately 431 BCE. It is based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and is a tale of betrayal, murder and tragic downfall! Suitable for older primary school children and younger secondary school children. Written to be child appropriate. Adults, please read the script to decide if appropriate for your children.
Explore archaeology and Ancient Jericho through two downloadable resource packs designed for KS2. These lesson packs feature tasks for critical thinking, expanding vocabulary, and for arts and crafts, all around the theme of history and archaeology.
Explore the collection of Gary Bankhead, an underwater archaeologist, with two downloadable resource packs for teachers designed for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Our mascot, a mini Gary Bankhead, will guide you and your pupils through this pack, offering helpful hints and tips.