Vintage Board Games: History and Entertainment from the Late 18th to the Beginning of the 20th Century

Price
$34.95
Vintage Board Games: History and Entertainment from the Late 18th to the Beginning of the 20th Century
Vintage Board Games: History and Entertainment from the Late 18th to the Beginning of the 20th Century
$34.95
Description
A stunning, nostalgic look at board games of the nineteenth century, and their evolution.

The printed board game reached new heights of beauty and ingenuity during the nineteenth century. During this golden age, they covered almost every conceivable theme, from geography or history to proper behavior and contemporary crazes. Some relied on dice or a numbered spinning top called a teetotum, others were meant for gambling, and still more were "mind games" requiring serious thought. All these genres appear in this lavishly illustrated book, which displays elaborately designed boards, traces each game's development through time, and examines specific cultural influences.

Description
A stunning, nostalgic look at board games of the nineteenth century, and their evolution.

The printed board game reached new heights of beauty and ingenuity during the nineteenth century. During this golden age, they covered almost every conceivable theme, from geography or history to proper behavior and contemporary crazes. Some relied on dice or a numbered spinning top called a teetotum, others were meant for gambling, and still more were "mind games" requiring serious thought. All these genres appear in this lavishly illustrated book, which displays elaborately designed boards, traces each game's development through time, and examines specific cultural influences.

ISBN
9788854415195
Publication Date
October 31, 2019
Binding
Hardcover
Item Condition
New