500 years of board games

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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.

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