In my presentation it will be introduced the rules of games, known from ancient culture with examples of rules and types of tables for their playing. Board games are characterized by a large variety of tables/charts (lat. Ludus) designed to playing them. Astragals are talus bone of mammals, mostly sheep and goats, but also pigs and various of cattle, domesticated and wild. The word astragal comes from the Greek astragaloi (singular astragalos), his Roman counterpart is tali/talus. Astragals are probably the longest-used objects used to play, they have been used by many different cultures over the centuries. Even today, in many countries, people used astragals to play games, very similar to the ancients. The multiplicity of boards and astragal games in the ancient world is so great that it is impossible to present and determine reliably the number of games and their variants, also can not be excluded that individual regions characterized by specific games only for them selves. Therefore I will only touches on some of the most popular games, known from written and archeolgical sources (boards, pawns, bones and iconography). It should be noted also that board games were finding mostly in the context of the public (forums / agora / roads / tavern), which proves their popularity and socio-cultural character.