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The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games

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Publisher Comments:

Subtitle: The Golden Age of Board and Table Games.

Synopsis:

As families are rediscovering the joys and virtues of staying and entertaining at home, board games have surged in popularity ? indeed, sales doubled in the last year alone. this mirrors a trend in the late nineteenth century ? the heyday of American boards and table games ? when, fueled by the introduction of games coincided with a growing need for middle-class social entertainment. Then, like now, the games that best captured players? imaginations mimicked, and sometimes poked fun at, the culture that produced them Organized around themes such as courtship, commerce, travel, sports, and city life, The Games We Played brings together over one hundred eye-catching examples of America?s rare and popular board games, such as The Game of Playing Department Store, which encourage players to accumulate the greatest quantity of goods while spending their money as economically as possible, and Bulls and Bears: The Great Wall St. Game, in which players try their hand as speculators, bankers, and brokers, yelling each other down as if in a trading pit. This playful visual survey of its thematic essays will cause board and table game aficionados to share in the revelry of togetherness.

Table of Contents

Introduction, rules of the game — Parlor amusements — "The world's educator" — Morals to materialism — War games — Parlor athletics — The urban experience — 'Round the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568983974
Foreword:
Jackson, Kenneth T.
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Foreword by:
Jackson, Kenneth T.
Foreword:
Jackson, Kenneth T.
Author:
Hofer, Margaret K.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Board games
Subject:
Board
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Board games -- History.
Subject:
Games-Board Games
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 158).
Series Volume:
2001]
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
159
Dimensions:
10.98x10.52x.74 in. 2.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , As families are rediscovering the joys and virtues of staying and entertaining at home, board games have surged in popularity ? indeed, sales doubled in the last year alone. this mirrors a trend in the late nineteenth century ? the heyday of American boards and table games ? when, fueled by the introduction of games coincided with a growing need for middle-class social entertainment. Then, like now, the games that best captured players? imaginations mimicked, and sometimes poked fun at, the culture that produced them Organized around themes such as courtship, commerce, travel, sports, and city life, The Games We Played brings together over one hundred eye-catching examples of America?s rare and popular board games, such as The Game of Playing Department Store, which encourage players to accumulate the greatest quantity of goods while spending their money as economically as possible, and Bulls and Bears: The Great Wall St. Game, in which players try their hand as speculators, bankers, and brokers, yelling each other down as if in a trading pit. This playful visual survey of its thematic essays will cause board and table game aficionados to share in the revelry of togetherness.
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