History of Non-Electronic Games

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HISTORY OF NON-ELECTRONIC
GAMES
Foundations of Game Programming
AT THE END OF THIS LECTURE, STUDENTS
SHOULD:
Give a brief history of non-electronic games
 Identify certain timelines in non-electronic game
history
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WHY BOARD GAMES?
For young children

Spend time with the person you are playing with
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Learn about “taking turns”
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Letter recognition and reading
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Visual perception and color recognition
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Eye hand coordination and manual dextery
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Number and shape recognition, grouping and
counting
WHY BOARD GAMES?
For young adults
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Increases mental capability
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Increase team sportsmanship
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Learn how to accept defeat
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Learn how to be a gracious winner
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Strength strategy
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Learn positive social skills
LONG TERM BENEFITS
ROYAL GAME OF UR
MANCALA
CHATURANGA
THE LANDLORD’S GAME
VAIKUNTAPAALI
NINE MEN’S MORRIS
THE MESOAMERICAN BALLGAME
ROMAN ARENA GAMES
OLYMPICS
REFERENCES
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http://activities-for-seniors.info/indoor-group-activities-for-seniors-promotesocialization/indoor-group-activities-for-seniors-promote-socialization-seniorsplaying-scrabble/
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/worldhistory/royal_game_of_ur/
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http://monkeybuddha.blogspot.com/2012/02/ancient-history-of-games.html
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