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"Games used to be a large part of social entertaining. This is a look at games that could have been played at parties, or just in the evening at home, over the years."
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As the hostess with the mostest you have organised an evening of Canasta. What is Canasta?
A word game
A charades type game
A horse racing game
A card game
The large houses of the rich and aristocratic often had a games room. In the late 1800s, which game would male guests be invited to participate in?
One very popular game at English country house parties involved a mallet, balls and hoops. What was this?
One gambling card game was very popular in England during the Regency period. It was played at parties, in side rooms at dances and in gambling halls. What was it?
Played by two teams, one team guessing a topic set by the other team, which parlour game has been popular entertainment for many years?
A forerunner of pin ball machines, what was the name of the game that consisted of a wooden board, with semi-circles of nails hammered in it and metal balls propelled by a spring loaded pull handle?
Which of these is the odd one out?
Snakes and Ladders
The Victorians were very fond of memory and logic parlour games. Which of the following was a real game?
Lion's paw plant pot
Tiger skin rug
Monkey's tail coat hook
Elephant's foot umbrella stand
Popular with adults and children, which game involves one person trying to identify others in the group by feel only?
Blind Man's Bluff
Hide and Seek
Pencil and paper games were a popular pastime at country house parties. Which one involves everyone adding one line to a story without seeing any of the previous lines?
The Name Game
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