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Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered


  • V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Road London, England, E2 9PA United Kingdom (map)

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered
V&A Museum of Childhood, on until 23rd April 2017

Are you a Scrabble Champion? A wannabee Chess grandmaster? Or a Monopoly megalomaniac? Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered will celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. This exhibition includes 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 games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including The Game of the Goose and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Board Games designer, Matt Leacock, introduces you to Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered. On display until 23 April 2017, Game Plan charts the evolution of board games from ancient Egyptian games to modern day Monopoly. Discover our series of late night openings, fun family workshops and crafty afternoons in relation to the exhibition on our website.

Board games are played by everyone, young and old. They have a universal appeal that transcends cultural and language barriers. They can 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.

The exhibition includes more than 100 objects, featuring games from around the world, and explores the important role of design. Throughout the exhibition, selected games of special interest are highlighted with more detailed information on their history and influence.

Hands-on interactives and the opportunity to become part of one big interactive game directs you around the exhibition, and invites you to think about game playing experiences and what sort of player you are.

Several events associated with this exhibition

18th March - Settlers of Catan Day. Read More
23rd March - Pandemic Live! Can You Save Humanity? Read More
1st April - Game On: Contemporary Board Games Study Day. Read More

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