Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Old Board Games by R.C. Bell

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?

Buy Old Board Games by R.C. Bell from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

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

Other Editions - Old Board Games by R.C. Bell

Book Reviews - Old Board Games by R.C. Bell

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Old Board Games book by R.C. Bell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


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.

Books By R.C. Bell

Board and Table Game Antiques by R.C. Bell
Paperback, June 2000
$8.99
Maling and Other Tyneside Pottery by R.C. Bell
Paperback, June 1986
$8.99