Category: game

Chalk games, 1950. Photographed by Arthur Leipzig.

Chalk games, 1950. Photographed by Arthur Leipzig.

Croquet game, Whittier, California, 1920.

Croquet game, Whittier, California, 1920.

Checkers in rocking chairs, 1900s.

Checkers in rocking chairs, 1900s.

via-appia: Game boards for ludus duodecim scr…

via-appia:

Game boards for ludus
duodecim scriptorum or XII scripta – a very popular game from the Roman Republic to the Empire

Roman, 500 BC to AD 500

Young cricketers, 1890s.

Young cricketers, 1890s.

Game night, April 1968.

Game night, April 1968.

See original graph paper sketches that became ‘Super Mario…

See original graph paper sketches that became ‘Super Mario Bros.’

The Nazi board games of World War II

The Nazi board games of World War II

A Author You’ve Heard Of, A Game You Haven’t

Jane Austen was very good at, and loved, a ball game called bilbocatch. It involves a wooden cup with a handle, and a small ball attached to the cup by a string. To play, the player tosses the ball and catches it in the cup. Jane could – allegedly – catch the ball more than 100 times in succession.

‘One arm bandit’ slot machines, July 1953.

‘One arm bandit’ slot machines, July 1953.