Something to know about board games
The first board games for children appeared at the end of the 18th century. They were printed from engraved copper plates, which were hand-colored and mounted like maps on linen.
A feature of these early games was a strong moral or educational theme. To proceed around the board, players had to answer questions on - history, geography or the Bible.
As dice had too many associations with gambling and low-life, the lesser known TEETOTUM was adopted instead.