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Creator:
Hofer, Margaret K., 1965–
Title(s):

The games we played : the golden age of board & table games / Margaret K. Hofer ; with a foreword by Kenneth T. Jackson.

Edition:
First edition.
Published/Created:
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2003]
©2003
Physical Description:
159 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
GV1317 .H64 2003 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
"From the New-York Historical Society's Liman Collection."
"Inspired by ... an exhibition held at the New-York Historical Society from April 2, 2002, to April 13, 2003"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (page 158).
"A veritable encyclopedia of late 19th and early 20th century games, this playful visual survey provides a revealing look at the social values and preoccupatons of the culture that produced them."--Cover.
Subject Terms:
Board games -- History.
Board games.
Liman, Ellen -- Art collections.
Form/Genre:
History.
Contributors:
New-York Historical Society. Liman Collection.
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  • Introduction, rules of the game
  • Parlor amusements
  • "The world's educator"
  • Morals to materialism
  • War games
  • Parlor athletics
  • The urban experience
  • 'Round the world.