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Don't dice with boredom this summer. Roll into the Board Game Play Off at Mustard Seed on Stanley Street on the 10th of December instead. Players gon' play from 3pm to 5pm at this free event that's sure to be a hit with game enthusiasts aged three and over (small parts may cause choking hazard).
This article has me asking the big questions like: do cards and Barrel of Monkeys count as board games? What about Jenga and Dominos?
Event organisers invite you to, "Bring along your favorite board game, invite a friend or two and pull your sleeves up for an afternoon of hungry hippos, mystery killings in Cluedo and some funky moves in charades."
Chess has been played since before the 7th century!
Board games have been played by people since as far back as 3,500 B.C.E. with the oldest known board game, Senet, pictured in a fresco in Merknera's tomb (3300–2700 BC). Arguably, today Monopoly would be one of the world's best known board games and ruiner of friendships. It's available in 37 different languages and is played in 103 countries, all of whom flip the board when they've had enough of being ripped off by high rents every time they land on Mayfair.
Chinese Checkers is one of my favourite board games to play.
While the event is completely free to attend, bookings are essential via email email@example.com. That's so event organisers can ensure they have enough snacks on hand to provide players with a light afternoon tea.
So pack up your Chinese Checkers, Cluedo, Chess, and Chance, your Mastermind, Monopoly, and Mousetrap, grab the Guess Who, and the Game of Life, bring the Battleship, and Uno, anything else that you'll love to play during this gaming Operation. Just remember that Twister is Taboo!