It's All A Game

It's All A Game

The History Of Board Games From Monopoly To Settlers Of Catan

Book - 2017
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"Board games have been with us longer than even the written word. But what is it about this pastime that continues to captivate us well into the age of smartphones and instant gratification? In It's All a Game, British journalist and renowned games expert Tristan Donovan opens the box on the incredible and often surprising history and psychology of board games. He traces the evolution of the game across cultures, time periods, and continents, from the paranoid Chicago toy genius behind classics like Operation and Mouse Trap, to the role of Monopoly in helping prisoners of war escape the Nazis, and even the scientific use of board games today to teach artificial intelligence how to reason and how to win. With these compelling stories and characters, Donovan ultimately reveals why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations"--
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books,, 2017
ISBN: 9781250082725
1250082722
Branch Call Number: 794 Donovan
Characteristics: viii, 292 pages ;,25 cm

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Feb 13, 2018

Each chapter explores the history surrounding the creation of a particular game or set of games. History stretches from ancient board games to modern games. Any fan of multiple genres of board games as well as history will surely enjoy. Highly recommend.

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