500 years of board games
This weekend could be your last chance to find out if you’re a Monopoly maestro or a Scrabble supremo. Gaming of the very old fashioned variety has been on show at Maidstone Museum since the summer in Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered, with the V&A Museum of Childhood.
The exhibition focuses on the last 500 years of board games, from the first illustrated race game – the 16th century game of Goose – to the most recent version of Monopoly, taking in family favourites such as Cluedo and traditional games such as chess. All ages will be able to enjoy the show, with more than 100 objects displayed chronologically. The exhibition also looks at the way games have reflected the world around us and the importance of games and gameplaying in people’s lives.
It runs at the museum in St Faiths Street until Sunday. Entry is £4, £3 for children, and £12 for a family of four.
For more details visit maidstonemuseum.org or call 01622 602838.