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Marion Paull

Vintage Party Games: A Fascinating Exploration of Old-fashioned Games and Toys Including Parlor Games, Board Games, Ball Games and More

€14,95

Let Marion Paull take you on a rose-tinted journey through the world of the party game, beginning with Playtime Before Computers, when children played with toys such as spinning tops, toy soldiers, pogo sticks and more, many of which are still enjoyed today. Games with Babies and Toddlers has beloved songs and rhymes such as Incy Wincy Spider, This Little Piggy and One Two Buckle My Shoe. In Playing Outside, find out the story behind hopscotch, tug-o'-war, and leapfrog, all of which will make you want to run outside and return to your childhood.

In Party Time, there are fun facts about Pass the Parcel, Blind Man's Buff, Ring a Ring o'Roses, What's the Time Mr Wolf? and more, and you can also learn the key ingredients of a great party game, one of which is the importance of getting everyone involved. While Parlour Games can be more sedate, these are excellent for exercising your general knowledge and quick thinking, with favourites such as I Spy and Charades, all profiled here. There is also a detailed section on boardgames, so many of which are still played today, such as Snakes and Ladders, Backgammon and Chinese checkers.You will become a games aficionado with this handy treasure-trove of intriguing facts and stories.

Format: Hardcover
Published: in UK in 2015
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Pages: 144
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781782492580
ISBN 10: 1782492585

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Vintage Party Games: A Fascinating Exploration of Old-fashioned Games and Toys Including Parlor Games, Board Games, Ball Games and More

€14,95