The Games We Played

8th July 2017  11:00 AM  – 3rd September 2017  04:00 PM 


A nostalgic exhibition exploring some of the most popular, as well as a number of lesser known, board and card games from the 1920s through to the 1970s.

People have been playing board games since the dawn of civilisation. The earliest known complete gaming boards were found in the Royal Tombs of Ur in Iraq and date from about 3000 B.C. The popularity of games grew in the nineteenth century and mass production methods led to a rapid expansion in the games industry. From the late 1800s, colourful board games were being produced at a price that many people could afford.

Memories of childhood board games will be stirred by this exhibition. See a 1940s Totopoly horse racing game, games based on popular TV shows such as Take Your Pick from the 1950s and Z-Cars from the 1960s and lots more! There will also be plenty of games for you to play from the ancient game of Mancala to the ever popular Snakes and Ladders.


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