About 2500 BC, settlers of south east
Iran (Kerman & Sistan and Baloochestan) used to make various intellectual
games and tens of stone and wooden plates for intellectual games were excavated from Jiroft in Kerman.
These games gradually turned into a
variety of entertaining and intellectual games such as chess and backgammon.
game made of stone
Intellectual games made of stone
2500 BC-Jiroft Kerman
Backgammon-Simin Plate-Sassaniad- 6&7 Century AD
pieces from Ivory-Sassaniad era-7th century AD-Samarghand museum
Chess pieces-Neishabor-12th century AD-Metropolitan museum