Discover the compelling stories behind the creation of the board games we know and love to play. This is a Golden Age for board games. More people are playing games such as Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, Risk and Scrabble, than ever before! But how did these games, and so many others, come to be invented? Our journey starts 8,000 years ago and takes you right up to the present day.
Discover the fascinating secrets of each game's origin along the way. More than 100 games are explored chronologically, from the most ancient to the most modern, allowing you to see how similar games relate to each other. Every chapter is full of insightful anecdotes from design and acquisition to game play and legacy.
All kinds of board games are included: games from ancient times (Senet, Chess, Mahjong, Mancala); Victorian race games (Ludo, Snakes and Ladders); modern classics (Cluedo, Ticket to Ride, Exploding Kittens); action games (Mouse Trap, Jenga); war games (Risk, Diplomacy) fantasy games (Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons), and much more. Delving into this fascinating book will immeasurably add to the pleasure and fun every time you take out your favourite game, arrange the pieces, and start to play! Roll six to start, pass go, and learn more about your favourite board games with Board Games in 100 Moves.