A Remarkable ExhibitI stumbled on something completely wonderful today: an exhibit of board games, including some of the oldest board games I've ever seen. Let's take a look.
Yes, this is amazing. It's "Pirate and Traveler", a board game published in 1911. That's right--a century ago. Here's the map, and what a beauty:
Oh, but there's much, much more.
Take a look at the map for the "National Game of The Star Spangled Banner":
1840. Absolutely spectacular. Here's the BoardGameGeek page: Star Spangled Banner.
Next up, "The Game Of Napoleon: The Little Corporal", which was published in 1895:
By the way, you can click on any of the pictures for a larger image. And here's the BoardGameGeek page: Napoleon.
Next up, it's "The Amusing Game Of the Corner Grocer", published in 1887:
Boardgame Geek page: Corner Grocer.
Since it's a miracle that I still have a connection, I'm going to stop here, but I have more pictures for tomorrow. And where did I see this wondrous exhibit? Why, right here.