Old Board Games by R.C. Bell
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Old Board Games
By R.C. Bell

Old Board Games

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Old Board Games by R.C. Bell

Book Description

This book contains descriptions of sixty board games, drawn from an immense range of history - from 3000 BC through to the turn of the nineteenth century. Accounts of these games have been gleaned from archaeological reports, traveller's tales, anthropological studies and foreign-language accounts of games, translated into English for the first time. Using the detailed text and fifty-nine diagrams it is possible for the reader to construct their own boards and pieces and enjoy hours of play. Perfect for toy and game collectors, this book can also bring something different to family occasions - instead of the usual board games, why not play a number game that was once popular among the intelligentsia of the middle ages?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780852635339
ISBN-10: 0852635338
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 113mm x 6mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author R.C. Bell

Board and Table Game Antiques by R.C. Bell Board and Table Game Antiques, Paperback (June 2000)

Amongst the collectable items to be found in antique shops and stalls are board and table games and objects pertaining to them, which may not be easily recognised out of context. This book illustrates many board games, as well as dice, dominoes, mah-jong and playing cards and describes some techniques of construction.

Maling and Other Tyneside Pottery by R.C. Bell Maling and Other Tyneside Pottery, Paperback (June 1986)

In its centenary year of 1862, the Maling factory was producing 90 per cent of the jam jars used in England and Scotland. Thousands more were exported and they became synonymous with Rington's tea and Keillers marmalade, other British companies. This book traces the development of Maling and other Tyneside potteries and explores the makers' marks.

Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations by R.C. Bell Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations, Paperback (July 1980)

This encyclopedic volume provides the rules and methods of play for more than 180 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'i (Go), Backgammon, Pachisi, and many others. Over 300 photographs and line drawings.

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Author Biography - R.C. Bell

The late R. C. Bell was born in 1917 in Sudbury, Ontario, and came to England in 1928. He qualified MB BS (London) in 1941. He became a plastic surgeon but is now retired. He has a large collection of old games and has written five books in the Shire Discovering series.

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