by Heather Domin
|a young Roman girl playing|
knucklebones. (source: Wiki)
|my latrunculi set - pebbles in a storage|
bag that doubles as a board. thanks Ine!
|XII Scripta table circa 2nd cent CE|
So in addition to a toy collection that any child today would recognize, little Romans would have grown up playing many of the same games as their parents. As we might expect from a culture so enamored with sports, contests, and gambling, the ancient Romans were serious gamers, and that love of gaming started in childhood.