Gaming and Game Boards

Our collection here at Agecroft houses some impressive examples of board games spanning the centuries from the mid-1500s to the early 1900s. It is not unusual that these items are present in our collections, however, as board games played an important role in society for much of common history. An especially interesting piece, now on view in the Great Hall, is a hinged, double-sided game board that features a highly decorative chess board on one side and, when opened up, a backgammon, or tables, board. Checkers, or draughts, can also be played on this board. This board is a personal game board, with the original owner’s name, Casper Von Schlandersberg, a coat of arms, and the year 1558, de

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