Don’t forget the Board Games 

November 19th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Don’t forget the Board Games 

Christmas really is the time for Board Games and if you love playing them you won’t want to miss Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered - an exhibition on tour from the V&A Museum of Childhood including some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection now on at St Albans Museums.

The newly restored St Albans Museum + Gallery sits at the heart of the city’s cultural life.  This year its festive exhibition references the popular family pursuit for Christmas get-togethers. Called Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered the exhibition celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. 

Alongside the historic games sit current family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess. The historical board games include The Game of the Goose and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries. It is displayed at St Albans Museum + Gallery from December 2018 until March 2019.

One of the best things to do with your nearest and dearest at Christmas is play a board game. So after you have taken in the history of board games in St Albans museum you might want to look at some of the best new board games to play with the ones you love.