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OLD GAMES – LEAPFROG


Children’s Games is an oil-on-panel by Flemish Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, painted in 1560. It is currently held and exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

  Children’s Games is an oil-on-panel by Flemish renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, painted in 1560. It is currently held and exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches … Continue reading


OLD GAMES – HOPSCOTCH


Hopscotch

Hopscotch is over 300 years old and can be played alone or with many. A small marker is thrown into squares outlined on the court. Players hop or jump from number to number until they are able to pick up the marker.

Modern schoolyard court; designs vary.

Definition: According to the Oxford English Dictionary hopscotch is … Continue reading


OLD TOYS AND GAMES – DICE GAMES



Dice Games

Although the earliest games of chance were played with dice that gave simple heads or tails results, dice with dots are as old as ancient Egypt, and dice as we know them today were used in backgammon, probably the oldest game in recorded history. Dicing games such as Hazard were 18th century tavern favorites in the North American … Continue reading


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