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History of Games: From the Caves to Casinos

September 14, 2023 @ 12:30 pm


Games date back to the ancient human past as an integral part of all cultures. Games are one of the oldest forms of human social interaction. Whether played by royalty or commoners, games have always been important as cultural and social bonding events, teaching tools, and markers of social status. This lecture will explore the fascinating historical evolution of games, including games like Backgammon, Parchesi, and Chess, as well as the history of card games through the centuries.