Mansfield Museum: 'The Games We Played' Childhood Board and Card Games' Exhibition

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By sarahlnewall at 09:09 on 06/12/12

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Exhibition between 15 December 15 and – 2 February 2 at Mansfield Museum

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.

This display will also include a selection of games from the Museums Collection and games that visitors of all ages will be able to have a go out.

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Repeats: Every Day until Saturday, February 02, 2013

      

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