Ten Game-Related Items That Are Older Than You Think.

10) Fantasy RPGs
The first commercially available role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, was created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974.

9) The Computer Mouse
A mouse device named Rollkugel (rolling ball) was invented and sold by Telefunken in 1968

8) Gen Con
The first Gen Con was organised by Gary Gygax in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, in 1968.

7) The VR Headset
Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull invented the first VR headset, called 'The Sword of Damocles', in 1968.

6) Computer Game
OXO, basically noughts and crosses or tic-tac-toe, was first seen on the EDSAC mainframe computer in 1952.

5) Table-top Wargaming.
Johann Hellwig created 'kriegsspiel' (Wargame) a battle emulation game complete with dice and miniatures in 1780.

4) Pencils
An Italian couple, Simonio and Lyndiana Bernacotti made the first wooden pencils in around 1560.

3) Paper
The paper manufacturing process was invented by one Cai Lun of China, and was first made as early as 105 CE.

2) D20s
Twenty-sided dice have been found in Ptolemaic Egypt from as early as the 2nd century BCE.

1) Beer
Beer is one of the oldest beverages in the world, and was possibly being made as far back as 9500 BCE.