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Ancient Games Lecture and Playtime
November 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Drive
Dr. Irving Finkel, British Museum
Its family game night–5,000 years ago! Join the fun and learn from an expert on ancient games who solved the mystery of how games began and how they’re played. (Dr. Finkel was a consultant for the Harry Potter Movies and loaned his copy of a Lewis Chess set to be used as a prop!)
Following Dr. Finkel’s talk, join us to play ancient games in Glassell Hall. You’ll be able to play with Lewis Chess sets and try the Royal Game of Ur, Parcheesi, Go, and Senet.
Suggested ages: Grades 6-12 and adults
$5.00AIA & HMNS members, $5.50 General public
Talk followed by an ancient games festival, free with
King of Prussia
Nice! Irving Finkel has been in newspapers and the occasional TV news story. He is an expert on ancient games and the author of this book (and a few others):
I wish I could go.