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Board game:The Standard Checkers and Board

ca. 1900

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The game of checkers--or draughts--has origins in ancient Egypt and Greece. The game owes its popularity through the ages to its simplicity of rules and its variability of outcomes. Kids grasp the rules quickly, but adults enjoy playing the game over and over too. Checkers' availability increased as machine-made wooden pieces replaced hand-made discs in the later 19th century. Plastic game pieces in the 20th century made the playing of checkers even more widespread. A very simply packaged set holds black and white wood checkers, and a folded paper board.

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  • Title: Board game:The Standard Checkers and Board
  • Date Created: ca. 1900
  • Subject Keywords: checker
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, cardboard, wood
  • Object ID: 109.11512
  • Credit Line: Gift of Doug & Randi Olin and Marc & Jill Olin in memory of Stephen Olin

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