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Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered


Are you a Scrabble champion? A wannabe Chess grandmaster? Or a Monopoly megalomaniac?
The V&A Museum of Childhood’s current exhibition – Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered – celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games.
Crossing generations and having a universal appeal that transcends cultural and language barriers, they can mirror our lives and both teach and entertain us.
The playing of board games is embedded into our culture… not just the games themselves but the act of playing, the interaction with family and friends, the lessons to be learned and the fun to be had.
Board games have enduring popularity even in the digital age: Monopoly is currently published in 47 languages and sold in 114 countries, and more than one billion people have played the game worldwide.
The exhibition presents some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually- striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games. Alongside current family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional ones such as chess, the exhibition looks at historical classics such as The Game of the Goose and beautifully-designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.
More than 100 objects are featured, from all around the world… throughout the exhibition, selected games of special interest are highlighted with a more detailed look at their history and influence. 
At the end visitors are invited to discover what kind of game player they are: a gloating winner, a cheater or a sore loser? 
Go and discover yourself!

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered
until the 23rd of April 2017

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London

POSTED BY enrico
January 10, 2017