The oldest game discovered thus far by the archaeological world dates from 3000BC. It is a game of dice. Evidently there was some sort of caveman version of Vegas replete with Dino Mafia and Tony Bennett. He still looks the same....
I am a student of all things archaeological and Egyptian, I love the history of that culture and the way it is woven into so many other nations histories...and the ancient Egyptians had a sort of 'chess like' game some call Dogs and Jackals. I like the name better than Chess. You lost when someone took Caesar Millan off the board.
We have collected board games for years--registered for them for our wedding, even. Jonathan's favorite is an old "Murder she Wrote" game. I am not a huge fan, it always ends the same way...Jessica tricks you into confessing while the police chief hides in the closet. Personally, I love Risk. So maybe I have a slight Napoleonic complex. Who doesn't? I mean, seriously, if you could conquer the world and have great furniture, wouldn't you?!
This week's giveaway here on the Beteabon blog is from a terrific seller--Amy at AmyKristineVintage. She has loads of fun items, but this is one of the ones that spoke to me personally...we played it when I was a kid, and we used the sticks for other games as well.
So could you--it would be amazing as part of an art piece, or as a funky home decor accent. Make kabobs...poke people in the behind when their backs are turned, use it to illustrate to your children how to use a toothpick...Or you could bury it in the backyard for future generations to find, misname and marvel at. No matter What you do--it is a great prize, and a wonderful piece of vintage history.
Here's what Amy's giving away this week!
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