Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Book Review: The Games Book

The Games Book: How to Play the Games of yesterday, written by: Huw Davies, illustrated by Lisa Jackson, Scholastic Inc., London, 2008.
This is an interesting book, which I have used mostly for reminders; memories of games I played growing up.  No book could have them all, but this book has many: Rock Paper Scissors, Blind Man’s Bluff, Hotter, Colder, Wink Murder, Charades, Musical Chairs, Simon Says, Statues Z(Red Light Green Light), Red Rover, Follow the Leader, Leapfrog, Hopscotch, Pat-a-Cake, Jacks, Marbles, Tag, Freeze Tag, Capture the Flag, Hide-and-Seek, I Spy, I Went to Market, The Farmer in the Dell, London Bridge, Duck, Duck, Goose, Snap, Slapjack, Hangman, Tic-tac-toe, Cat’s Cradle.  It also has many more games, but these are the ones I am most familiar with.  A couple of games there are rule variations, and a couple the rules don’t match exactly the rules we played.  However, this is a good resource for remembering, and having written rules to refer to.

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