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In our latest quest for interesting news about historic games (not always easy!) we came across this somewhat entertaining blog about Snakes and Ladders...

As Snakes and Ladders only arrived in Britain from India during the days of The Raj it falls outside The Historic Games Shop's remit (c. Roman to 1800); however, we do make a version of the Elizabethan era Game of the Goose, displaced by Snakes and Ladders from Britain, but still played today in much of Europe

Like Snakes and Ladders, The Game of The Goose has been a topic of study by mathematicians; and, while, in theory, a game of either could last for ever, this is highly improbable!

Our featured products for this month (scroll down!) are all examples of historic games (plus a few of our own designs) which can be linked to maths in some form or another...

On a completely different topic, if the winter darkness is becoming tiresome, you might like to take a quick look at a few photos from events we've attended over the summer (some of them even feature sunshine!)...