Here's the perfect how-to-book for people who not only love board games but also enjoy recreating the original boards and playing pieces. Written by two educators and specialists in the history of childhood games, this engaging and instructive volume describes a treasure chest of popular amusements — both ancient and modern.
Fascinating historical background is provided for each game — a number of which can be enjoyed by youngsters under the age of ten. Games range from some of the world's oldest contents of strategy — including one played over 7,000 years ago in Asia and Africa — to nineteenth-century games that taught morals, natural sciences and other disciplines.
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, along with over 300 helpful illustrations, explain how to create boards and playing pieces from paper and cardboard. A fact-filled introduction includes a useful lexicon of game terminology, rules of gamesmanship, suggested strategies, a list of tools and supplies, and much else.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Rules of Gamesmanship
Tools and Supplies
Suggestions for Copying and Assembling Playing Boards
"Dice, Teetotems, and Spinners"
Suggestions for Making Playing Pieces
Game of Goose
Nine Men's Morris
Six Men's Morris
Three Men's Morris
Snakes and Ladders
Fox and Geese
The Chinese Rebel Game
Hare and Hounds
Draughts for Three
The Points Game
The Doubling Game
Historical Illustrations (Sources)