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Vintage Board Games

History and Entertainment from the Late 18th to the Beginning of the 20th Century

By Adrian Seville (Author)

Price$34.95

Format Hardcover, Jacketed

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Vintage Board Games

History and Entertainment from the Late 18th to the Beginning of the 20th Century

by Adrian Seville

$34.95

Hardcover

Barnes and Noble Indiebound
OVERVIEW
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Adrian Seville is an international expert on the cultural history of printed board games and has lectured widely on his research, both in Europe and America. He studied at Cambridge and Edinburgh universities before joining the staff of City University, London, where he was Academic Registrar. His New York exhibition of board games at the Grolier Club in 2016 was described by the Wall Street Journal as “a mind-opening cultural event.”

Pub Date: 11/19/2019

ISBN: 9788854415195

Price: $34.95 / $46.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover, Jacketed

Pages: 208 pages, Over 100 color photos

Trim: 10.625 x 12.25 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Puzzles & Games / Games & Activities

Publisher: White Star Publishers

Carton Quantity: 8