Closed Mondays

Family Game Day

Penn Museum

Sunday, Nov. 26, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm ET

Included with Museum Admission

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A family playing a board game in the Sphinx Gallery.

Games Galore! Learn more about games played around the world: Challenge the family to a friendly game of mancala, learn how to play the ancient games of knucklebones (Greece/Rome) and Senet (Egypt), and design your own board game to take home.

Game Stations, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mancala Station, Sphinx Gallery
Stop by this station and challenge yourself to a friendly game of mancala.

Dominoes Station, Asia Gallery
Learn about the family of games called Dominoes and challenge yourself to a quick game of Double Six.

Mehen Station, Asia Gallery
Learn how to play the ancient Egyptian board game Mehen.

Cartifacts, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn more about games from the Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, and the Americas.

Design Your Own Senet Game Workshop, 11:30 am & 2:00 pm, Widener Lecture Hall

During this interactive workshop, you will learn about the ancient Egyptian game of Senet and how it has influenced games that we still play today. Get up close with a modern Senet board as you learn the rules, and make your own Senet game to take home and play with friends!

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