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Historical boardgame collection on show in Oxford
« on: January 13, 2016, 01:08:33 PM »
The Bodleian Library (part of Oxford University) has been given a collection of about 1,500 boardgames, dating from 1800 to 2000. Some of them are now on display, illustrating the way children were taught about topics such as history, politics and war, in the early twentieth century. More details in the inevitable BBC News article, and in the Bodleian's own article.

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Re: Historical boardgame collection on show in Oxford
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 01:11:59 PM »
I must be able to get there sometime this side of March - definitely want to go!  :)

Also, since these are boardgames, moved to the TT & boardgames section.
The duke, the wanderer, the philosopher, the mariner, the warrior, the strategist, the storyteller, the wizard, the wayfarer...