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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Discovering Series #182: Discovering Old Board Games

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Publisher Comments:

This book contains descriptions of sixty board games, drawn from an immense range of history - from 3000 BC through to the turn of the nineteenth century. Accounts of these games have been gleaned from archaeological reports, traveler's tales, anthropological studies and foreign-language accounts of games, translated into English for the first time. Using the detailed text and fifty-nine diagrams it is possible for the reader to construct their own boards and pieces and enjoy hours of play. Perfect for toy and game collectors, this book can also bring something different to family occasions - instead of the usual board games, why not play a number game that was once popular among the intelligentsia of the middle ages?

About the Author

The late R. C. Bell was born in 1917 in Sudbury, Ontario, and came to England in 1928. He qualified MB BS (London) in 1941. He became a plastic surgeon but is now retired. He has a large collection of old games and has written five books in the Shire Discovering series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780852635339
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Location:
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire :
Author:
Bell, R. C.
Subject:
Board games
Subject:
Board games -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Board
Subject:
Games-Board Games
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Discovering Classics
Series Volume:
#147182
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
7.00x3.36x.22 in. .26 lbs.

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