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Published: September 2019
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Author: DK
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BIC Subject: Board games
Published By: Dorling Kindersley
 
Published: 03-Sep-2019
Format: Hardback, 176 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780241363782
Stock Code: 1363782
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This is a Golden Age for board games. More people are playing games such as chess, Monopoly, Risk and Scrabble, than ever before! But how did these games, and so many others, come to be invented? Discover the compelling stories behind the creation of the board games we know and love to play- stories that have touched every aspect of people's lives down the ages. Our journey starts 5,000 years ago and takes you right up to the present day. On the way, each game will reveal the fascinating secrets of its origin and its lasting appeal.

More than 100 games are explored chronologically, from the most ancient to the most modern, allowing you to see how similar types of games relate to each other. Each feature traces the story of a particular game, or a group of games. revealing origins, gameplay, and cultural impact and legacy. All kinds of board games are included- games from ancient times (Senet, chess, mah jong, mancala); Victorian race games (ludo, snakes & ladders); modern classics (Cluedo, Ticket to Ride, Exploding Kittens); action games (Mouse Trap, Jenga); war games (Risk, Axis & Allies, Diplomacy) fantasy games (HeroQuest, Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons), and much more. Delving into this fascinating book will immeasurably add to the pleasure and fun every time you open the box of your favourite game, take out the board, arrange the pieces, and start to play!This is a Golden Age for board games. More people are playing games such as chess, Monopoly, Risk and Scrabble, than ever before! But how did these games, and so many others, come to be invented? Discover the compelling stories behind the creation of the board games we know and love to play- stories that have touched every aspect of people's lives down the ages. Our journey starts 5,000 years ago and takes you right up to the present day. On the way, each game will reveal the fascinating secrets of its origin and its lasting appeal.

More than 100 games are explored chronologically, from the most ancient to the most modern, allowing you to see how similar types of games relate to each other. Each feature traces the story of a particular game, or a group of games. revealing origins, gameplay, and cultural impact and legacy. All kinds of board games are included- games from ancient times (Senet, chess, mah jong, mancala); Victorian race games (ludo, snakes & ladders); modern classics (Cluedo, Ticket to Ride, Exploding Kittens); action games (Mouse Trap, Jenga); war games (Risk, Axis & Allies, Diplomacy) fantasy games (HeroQuest, Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons), and much more. Delving into this fascinating book will immeasurably add to the pleasure and fun every time you open the box of your favourite game, take out the board, arrange the pieces, and start to play!
Ian Livingstone CBE is the co-founder of a series of role-playing game books, Fighting Fantasy, and the author of many books within that series. The series has sold more than 18 million copies. He is also one of the co-founders of prominent games company Games Workshop. Ian has also invented several board games, including Boom Town, Judge Dredd, Automania, Legend of Zagor, and Dragonmasters.
 
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