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Hey Goosey Goosey

For my game post this week, I turn to a board game that apparently never really caught on in the States, but enjoys great fame in Europe, the Royal Game of Goose. I can’t recall ever playing it, although I’ve … Continue reading

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Want a Game?

Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations, by R.C. Bell – This book, which Beth gave me several years ago, is actually two volumes in one. The second was written about seven years later as an addendum to the first, … Continue reading

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Dice Dice Baby

While some historical games of chance have been played with all kinds of marked throwable objects, dice as we know them have been around for centuries. Millennia, even. The oldest known dice were found at an archaeological site in modern-day … Continue reading

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I Play Some Pachinko, I Play Pachisi

One of the books I’m currently reading is something called Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations, which Beth actually gave me several years ago. A fair amount of it simply explains the rules of the various games, which doesn’t … Continue reading

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