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The world of games : their origin and history, how to play them, and how to make them / Jack Botermans, Tony Burrett, Pieter van Delft, Carla van Splunteren.

Botermans, Jack, (author.). Burrett, Tony, (author.). Delft, Pieter van, (author.). Splunteren, Carla van, (author.).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9780816021840
  • ISBN: 0816021848
  • Physical Description: 240 pages : illustrations, photographs (some color) ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First English language edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Facts on File, Inc., [1989]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-239).
Summary, etc.:
This volume delves into the origins of over 140 games from black-jack to yo-yo demonstrating how this aspect of life has crossed social, historical, cultural, political and geographical borders. Many games are relics of ancient religious rituals or originated as a means of training young people in hunting and fighting skills, or just to sharpen mental ability. Some of the 140 games featured include: boules, backgammon, chequers, scrabble, tiddly-winks, poker, marbles, hopscotch and lacrosse.
Subject: Games > History.
Board games.
Dice games.
Card games.
Genre: Puzzles and games.

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