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2020: Five-Dimensional Chess
In 5d Chess (released last month by Thunkspace), pieces can travel back in time. A rook in the eighth move of a game, for example, can be placed on the board as it was in move five. This then creates … Continue reading
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1794: The Game of the Snake
Robert Laurie and James Whittle: The Royal Pastime of Cupid, or Entertaining Game of the Snake (London, 1794) The rules: Haveing a pare of dice, it must be first agreed upon, what to play for, which is to be layd … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 18th Century, Animals, Games, Great Britain, Reptiles, Snakes Leave a comment
6th Century: St. Brendan’s Isle
The 10th century Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis relates the story of Saint Brendan the Abbot (c. AD 484 – c. 577), who takes a group of fourteen monks on an expedition in search of the island of Paradise. After a … Continue reading
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1283: Book of Games
Illumination from the Libro de los Juegos, a compendium of games commissioned by King Alfonso X of Castile, Galicia and León in 1283.
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1982: Do You Remember?
Do you Remember? We do it all for fun you know Get loaded after the show, it’s all part of the scene Don’t hate us, we’re just kids People say we’re behind the times, go ahead and see if I … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1950's, 1980's, 20th Century, Children, Games, Hüsker Dü, Punk, Talking Heads, USA Leave a comment
1805 BC: Game of Hounds and Jackals
A board game from the reign of Amenemhat IV (c. 1814–1805 BC) (source)
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1635: And Drinking Cocktails Too, Apparently
Quirin Boel: Two Monkeys Playing Backgammon (1635 – 1690) (source) “Twee apen spelen triktrak” in Dutch; “triktrak” is a nice onomatopoeia.
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