All in a Day’s Work: Preparing for Game Time! at The Strong

All in a Day’s Work: Preparing for Game Time! at The Strong

If you’re a member or fan of the National Museum of Play at The Strong, you probably know that the museum will open another major exhibit on the second floor in April 2013. Game Time! will illuminate the exciting history of board games, card games, puzzles, electromechanical coin-operated games, pinball machines, and other forms of home entertainment such as foosball and air hockey. As part of a comprehensive exhibit called America at Play, Game Time! marks the next phase in the museum’s plan to use the second floor to tell the story of play through hands-on experiences and thousands of artifacts.

Which Came First, the Goose or the Egg?

Which Came First, the Goose or the Egg?

Strong recently acquired a very rare and important board game—“The Jolly Game of Goose.” The game is printed on paper with old, yellowed tape on its folds. It is a prime candidate for intensive conservation (restoration) treatment. But why is it so important to the museum? The game of goose is an ancient children’s game,…