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27
MAY
2015

The Game Is The Thing!!!!

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When I go spelunking in the warehouse area of the shop I never know what I’m going to find.  Today I came across a cache of games.  most were games from the Avalon Hill Game Company.  Avalon Hill was most known for their strategic re-enactment games like:  Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, D-Day, Waterloo but also produced other games both war (Diplomacy…One of my favorites &U-Boat) as well as general entertainment (Survival, Vegas, Stocks & Bonds, Wizard’s Quest and Rail Baron) but the one that really caught my eye today was “THE SHAKESPEARE GAME”!!!

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One of the company’s “Book Shelf” games this one was produced, in 1966, in an effort to combine education with entertainment.  The game could be played Solitaire or as a multi-player game with up to 4 players.  Included with the game was a booklet containing a Synopsis of all 37 plays, a chronological history of the plays, and sources of famous quotations.

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I have no idea how many years his particular game was produced but I can not ever remember getting a phone call from someone wanting to know if I wanted to spend the evening playing a rousing game of Shakespeare!!! I do however, know of one educator who used to use this game as part of her teaching of High School English.

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