Victorian and Georgian Games from the Liman Collection
As the turn of the eighteenth century approached, Victorian and Georgian board games rose in popularity alongside the changing attitudes for childhood play and education.
Victorian and Georgian Games from the Liman Collection beautifully demonstrates board games from the time.
For today’s game boarders, this is not Monopoly or Scrabble. These games were meant to be educational, and some are so difficult that you might need help from Google to move around the board.
“…You have to be really smart. Pretty much all of them except for the ones in an animal format require deep knowledge of each illustration in advance.” — Ellen Liman
The book includes five oversized fold-outs of games with instructions big enough to play on. The entire collection of games will be donated to and exhibited at the Yale Center for British Art.