A New Look at Old Games: Mar. 2018 - Aug. 2018

March 2018-September 2018
Main Floor

People around the world have been playing games since the beginning of time. In “A New Look at Old Games,” Musselman Library traces the history of some of the most popular board, tile, and card games in Western culture. Using examples from the combined private collections of Lynda and Lawrence Taylor and Professor Dan DeNicola, this exhibit showcases items from the late 19th through the mid-20th century, all predating the use of computers as a recreational pastime.  Whether it’s chess, checkers, or Mah Jong, each game reflects something of its time and place of origin.