Posted on 21-May-2018

K Jones Kinsale

Victorian Era Pastimes & Parlour Games

Late Victorian Games Compendium

During the Victorian era a variety of games both old and new were manufactured to satisfy the needs of a society experiencing a new culture of leisure. Of particular popularity at this time were game compendiums - collections of games suitable to play with a wide variety of company housed in a container made of fine wood. The games contained within speak to both popular activities of the time as well as changes in social norms.

Included within the box are a wide variety of game pieces, a deck of playing cards, a threefold board with playing surfaces for checkers, chess and backgammon.
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