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Monday, October 17, 2016

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Computer games and video games have become so ubiquitous that sometimes we forget that gaming has had a long and successful history with simple boards.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams."

HINT: Was an American teacher and writer. He is remembered for founding a short-lived and unconventional school as well as a utopian community known as "Fruitlands."

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RANDOM TIDBITS

There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.

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The most expensive Monopoly set ever created is worth $2 million. The board is made of gold and the pieces are jewel-encrusted. Monopoly is the best-selling board game in the world. It is produced in 26 different languages.

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Scrabble inventor Alfred Mosher Butts originally named his game "Criss Cross", and sold a few hundred sets under that name. Only later did the name get changed to Scrabble.

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Many re-publishes in the history of Milton Bradley's Life board game have taken place since its creation in 1860. The years for these updates include 1866, 1959, 1961, 1978, 1985, 1992, and 2005. As times have changed, so has the game!

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Dominoes were first played in the courts of Venice and Naples in Italy. The tiles were originally constructed by gluing and pinning two sheets of ebony on either side of the bone tile. This prevented cheating by being able to see the pip value from the back of the tile in certain lights.

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A board game that appeared very similar to checkers (called "Draughts" in Great Britain} was discovered in the ruins of the ancient city of Ur in modern day Iraq. This board game dates to about 3000 B.C.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams."

ANSWER: Amos Bronson Alcott

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