Digs & Dice is a virtual series spotlighting and celebrating the power of games across human history. Join Penn Museum experts and game enthusiasts as we play games relevant to the collection and talk about fun and engaging topics related to archaeology, anthropology, and world cultures past and present.
In honor of the Chinese Lunar New Year, we celebrate the Year of the Dragon and kick off Digs & Dice with a look at mahjong. First developed in China during the 19th century, mahjong quickly became a popular game in China and beyond, with numerous variations popular among people around the world.
Join Penn Museum educators, experts, and experienced players from the Philadelphia Riichi Mahjong Club as we play and learn about the game’s cultural impact.
|Let’s Play Mahjong
|Let’s Play Senet
|Let’s Play Koi-Koi
|Let’s Play The Royal Game of Ur