I recently chanced upon images of Russian board games from the 1920's and 30's. It interested me because I wanted to see what games Russians were playing during the Communist era while Americans were playing capitalist games like Monopoly, Easy Money and Stock Ticker. A number of the games appear to be about war and that may well be due to the Russians having gone through World War 1, the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War in a period of 10 to 15 years.
I have to tell you that the information on the games I found was in Russian so I am not exactly sure how these games were played but the boxes and boards are fascinating. If any of our Russian readers can fill us in we would love to know more about these games.