July 2013

I hope you can all sing along to the Mary Hopkin reference in the title. I happen to know that Mary is a keen gamer, not hardcore like us but she enjoys the popular games like Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. I came across a game recently that is linked to British Nursery Rhymes. The game is Bobs y'r...
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It has been known for thousands of years that the Brits love beer! And, over the years, they have had a wide range of beers to choose from: Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Lager, Mild, Stout, and more.  Plus you can choose Draught Ale, Bottled/Canned Ale or Real Ale. CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) is largely...
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Blindman's Buff must be the most famous party game in the world. Everyone knows the rules, everybody enjoys playing it or just laughing at other guests playing it. Kids' play it, even adults have been known to play. And, if it was the first game in the family of games that require a blindfold, then...
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Louis Wain (5 August 1860 – 4 July 1939) was an English artist who is forever associated with cats. They are distinctively 'Wainish' in their style, a style he didn't adopt until the period of his wife's terminal illness. Wain started his career working for magazines like the Illustrated London...
Britain clearly loved party games from the 1920's onwards. It bordered on a passion because many companies tried their luck with such games. Some notable publishers in the field of boxed party games included Dennis's (usually using their brand name of "The Dainty Series"), Universal Publications...